Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

The closure of businesses, because of Covid-19 affected thousands of workers in Ireland. To help people who had lost income, the government introduced the Pandemic Unemployment Payment. How Much is the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment The Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment was initially €203 a week . From the 24th March it was increased to €350 […]
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Pandemic Unemployment Payments Could End July 13th

Welfare has issued a statement asking people to confirm eligibility by 13 July. Social Welfare are asking everyone who is currently in receipt of the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment to confirm their continued entitlement to this payment. Your payment may be stopped if you don’t confirm your entitlement. To continue receiving this payment you must […]
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Business Restart Grants for Small Businesses

There are two different Business Restart Grants available to help small businesses and sole traders with the extra cost of restarting after the Covid lockdown. Enterprise Support Grant The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has announced than the Enterprise Support Grant will be available to assist with the expenses of re-opening a business […]
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Taxation of the Covid Unemployment Payment.

Is The Covid Unemployment Payment Taxable? Yes, Revenue has indicated that it will treat the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment as taxable income . Jobseekers Benefit is taxable and has been for years. We expect the taxation of the Covid unemployment payment to be done in a similar way. Jobseekers Benefit is NOT liable to USC […]
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