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 be:

  • Fully unemployed – permanently or temporarily as a result of COVID-19.
  • Or, if self-employed , your trading income has been significantly reduced.
  • Living in the Republic of Ireland

How to confirm your eligibility

You must confirm by Monday 13th July.

The quickest and easiest way to do this is online at

You will be asked some additional questions regarding your previous or paused employment.

You will be asked for information on your expected date of returning to work if known.

You will be asked to declare that you are still unemployed and not being paid.

The Welfare Income Support Helpline is : 1890-800-024

Full press release here

The payment is due to end on August 10th anyway.