Minister for Health Simon Harris, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys, and Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan at a press briefing in Government Buildings earlier today
Ingrid Miley, of RTÉ, reports:
The Government is to introduce emergency legislation in the Dáil to amend the rules on sick pay, which will see Illness Benefit rise from €203 per week to €305.
It will be available from the first day of illness rather than after six days as at present, and conditionality will be waived to allow the self employed to receive it.
There will be no minimum number of PRSI contributions, but medical certification will be required.
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