The extension of the Covid-19 Illness benefit was announced last week until the end of September 2022. This was to end in June 2022.

This enhanced illness benefit was first introduced at the start of the pandemic to support those diagnosed and unable to work due to Covid-19. A weekly rate of €350 is paid to those eligible for 10 weeks from the 1st day of illness, as per a medical certificate.

Bear in mind, you cannot be in receipt of Covid-19 Illness benefit and the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment payment at the same time.


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