Elizabeth Canavan , Deputy Assistant Secretary General at the Department of Taoiseach in Government Buildings
Government Buildings. Dublin 2.
“As I mentioned previously COVID-19 Illness Benefit is available to any person employed and self-employed who is diagnosed with COVID-19, or who has been advised that they are a probable source of infection of COVID-19 and is self-isolating.
As of this week that will also include workers who live in Direct Provision. This will ensure that these workers can follow the relevant health advice in relation to COVID-19 with the same confidence that there are financial supports in place to assist them.
In addition with effect from this week the Pandemic Unemployment Payment is available to people living in Direct Provision centres as well as applicants for International Protection who live in the community outside the Direct Provision system.”
Deputy Assistant Secretary General at the Department of Taoiseach, Elizabeth Canavan
The Back to School Clothing and Footwear allowance is now available to parents on the pandemic unemployment payment as well as other social welfare payments
— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) August 6, 2020
Back to school!