Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
As the Deputy will be aware, my Department has experienced unprecedented demand for income supports including the Covid-19 pandemic unemployment payment and Jobseeker’s payments. Delays can occur in some cases but please be assured staff are working on processing all applications as quickly as possible.
The person concerned submitted an application for jobseeker's allowance from 21/4/2020. This application has been awarded and the first payment will be available in the nominated bank account of the person concerned on 19/5/2020. Payment covers the period 21/4/2020 to 26/5/2020 and includes all arrears due to the person concerned.
Notification of claim award has been sent to the person concerned via his MyWelfare account.
I trust that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.