Thursday, 10 September 2020

Ceisteanna (129)

Paul Murphy

Ceist:

129. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Social Protection if persons in receipt of the EWSS are also eligible to apply for the short-time work support (details supplied). [23173/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme replaced the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme from 1 September 2020.

Subject to satisfying the relevant eligibility criteria, employees may claim casual (i.e part-time) jobseeker payments or Short-Time Work Support payments for days of unemployment, even where their employer is claiming the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme for days of employment.

The normal scheme rules and application processes for casual jobseeker payments and short-time work support apply, including completion of the relevant forms by the employer to certify days of employment and unemployment.