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  • Ireland: Coronavirus sick pay scheme will see affected receive €305 per week

    Coronavirus sick pay scheme will see affected receive €305 per week
    New income support plan will cost €2.4bn, with payments available to self-employed
    about 4 hours ago
    Martin Wall

    The Government has agreed an aid package of some €3bn to deal with the public health and economic impact of the coronavirus.


    Private sector workers affected by coronavirus are to receive a new higher level of sick pay of €305 per week from their first day of illness under a new €2.4 billion initiative announced by the Government.

    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said on Monday that existing conditions surrounding sick payments, such as having a specific number of PRSI contributions, would be waived. Payments will also be available to the self-employed.

    He said the existing requirement under which claimants had to wait until the sixth day of their illness to receive sick benefit would not apply, so the payment would come into force straight away.
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    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/irel...week-1.4197894
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