The COVID Illness Benefit has been increased to €350 per week and can be topped up by Employers. In order to receive the enhanced COVID-19 Illness Benefit payment, an Employee must be:
To be eligible for this payment a person must be confined to their home or a medical facility. It will be paid for a maximum of 2 weeks where a person is self-isolating and for a maximum of 10 weeks if a person has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). If a person has been certified for less than 10 weeks, they will be paid for the duration of their certificate.
For those Employers who do not have a paid sick leave policy in place and cannot top up the enhanced COVID-19 Illness Benefit Employees should be advised to apply for additional emergency income support, in the form of Supplementary Welfare Allowance which is based on a means test.
Disclaimer - The information in this section is provided to assist Employers on the implementation of the Government Schemes and must be read in the context of the scheme details from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Revenue and www.gov.ie website and should not be interpreted as a legal definition of any of the information provided. The information is changing constantly and any information provided is correct of March 27, 2020 and is per information on the relevant website as of this date.
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