Ireland starts COVID-19 Unemployment Payment for International Students

The Government of Ireland has included International students who have lost their part-time job to those who can get the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment. This entitles you to a payment of €350 per week.

The quick and easy way of applying for the emergency COVID-19 payment is by applying online. To apply for this service, you need a basic MYGOVID account and an email address to apply.

For international students who have lost their jobs and do not have a PPS number, they can still apply for the Exceptional Needs Payment. 

They need to apply for a PPS number online; once they have the PPS number, they can apply for the payment. This payment will continue until the end of the crisis.