COVID-19 Update – Social Welfare entitlements & claims process

*Further COVID-19 Update**- Emergency Job Seekers Payment Simplified( 1 Page) Application Form Available (COVID-UP)

The Dept of Social Protection have now introduced a simplified fast-track application process (Form COVID-UP – see below link for same) for an emergency Jobseekers application payment of €203 per week to be submitted to them:-

1. By email as a PDF document to
2. Handed into or posted to DSP, Dominic Street, individually or as a group.

This must be followed up, (within 6 weeks) with the more detailed jobseekers application, UPI form as provided in my previous Facebook post earlier.

Employers if they wish, can also pay the €203 per week and seek a refund from Dept of Social Protection. There is no requirement for the employee to make a COVID-UP application form here.

Download the COVID-UP **Emergency COVID-19 Pandemic Payment Form here: Covid-19-UP

Employer Information Pack


Please find attached forms and information sheets to aid you and your employees in applying for a Jobseekers Payment.

Please return completed application forms to the address below with any additional information that may be required depending on your circumstances i.e if you are married or co-habit. 

It is essential you include a letter or e-mail to from your employer with the following information:

  1. Your Name and PPS number
  2. Your finish date of employment
  3. If you are to be paid while off work
  4. If you are to receive holiday pay
  5. If you are to be paid for the bank holidays

Online applications can be made Mywelfare or

You can also Post or hand your application form in to local Social Welfare/Intreo office or instead emailed to:

If emailing, you should scan the completed Social Welfare application forms onto a PDF document.

Additional Information that maybe required:

  • If you have no Public Service Card (PSC) please send in a copy of Photo ID i.e  Passport, Diving Licence and proof of address i.e. utility bill
  • Your spouse/partner/civil partners payslips if they are working

If you work in a pre-school, Montessori or crèche please mark the envelope clearly PMC

If you work in the education sector e.g. cleaner, teacher, SNA, kitchen staff, bus driver, lollipop person please mark the envelope ESW

**Also attached are information sheets for your information, please read these before applying for any Social Welfare Payment**


Illness Benefit Claims – Telephone our National Call Centre to get an application form by post: 1890 800 024 or 01 248 1398

Visit to access a range of online services using your Public Services Card

Phone number for Limerick INTREO: 061 212220

Phone Numbers for HSE Corona Virus information line for protocol advice for anyone with symptoms: 1890 300046 or 1850 241850

If you feel unwell or have been diagonosed with COVID-19, or told to self isolate by a Doctor – DO NOT visit the INTREO Centre

Please check or for further information




2020-03-16T09:50:22+00:00 March 15th, 2020|Categories: News|