Job Seeker's Benefit for Self-Employed People
It is fair to say that we are in uncharted territory. Covid19 is having, and will continue to have, far reaching consequences, affecting every aspect of our lives. I am endeavouring to play my part by sharing my knowledge, and by providing useful timely advice to worried business owners. So the government has provided fairly comprehensive details of what supports are available to employees who cannot work during the #covid19 crisis. But what about 𝙚𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙤𝙮𝙚𝙧𝙨 themselves? Unfortunately you tend to get forgotten at times. The good news is that since November 2019 self employed workers are entitled to claim 𝙅𝙤𝙗𝙨𝙚𝙚𝙠𝙚𝙧'𝙨 𝘽𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙛𝙞𝙩 (𝙎𝙚𝙡𝙛-𝙀𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙤𝙮𝙚𝙙). You are entitled to apply for this if your business has reduced significantly or closed. Here's a quick summary of the rules to qualify for this benefit..You must: 1) Be aged between 18 & 66. 2) No longer be self-employed; you must have 𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙚𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙤𝙮𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙞𝙣𝙫𝙤𝙡𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙡𝙮. 3) Be unemployed (you can work as an employee up to 3 days each week to get part payment). 4) Be capable of work. 5) Be available for & genuinely seeking full-time work. 6) Have enough PRSI contributions. Full details of those requirements are available here: https://www.gov.ie/en/service/a030c1-jobseekers-benefit-self-employed/#what-jobseekers-benefit-self-employed-is#what-jobseekers-benefit-self-employed-is The rate for a full week is €203. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐟𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞: - (01) 2481398 𝐨𝐫 - (1890) 800024 𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐜𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐠𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐫𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐮𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐮𝐱 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 & 𝐞𝐧𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬.
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Most important of all please stay safe everyone; this too shall pass!