Freelancers and COVID-19

Last Updated 28 March 2020

The quickest and easiest way to apply for the Covid-19 unemployment payment is through the Department of Social Protection online portal

The Irish government has introduced a COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment. This emergency payment is available both to employees and people who are self-employed, between the ages of 18 and 66, if you have lost work due to the Coronavirus.
You can apply for the payment here: