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Government announces major Covid payment extensions as incidents surge

The Irish Government today announced Covid-19 Benefits of illness It will be available until September 2022 as the number of cases surges again.

It is believed that about 10,000 people are tested positive every day in what is called the “summer wave.” this is, Professor Christine RoscherThe person who spoke last week.

Some are asymptomatic and can work from home, while others are unable to perform face-to-face duties. This means that you are not eligible for payment from your employer.

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Therefore, the benefits of illness continue from the end of June to September. It will be reassessed again in September.

The Enhanced Illness Benefit was introduced at the beginning of the pandemic to help people diagnosed with the virus (those who couldn’t get to work).

Recipients will continue to receive a weekly fee of € 350, which will be paid from the first day of illness.

Over 516,000 people will be paid, for a total of € 313 million.

During the week of June 10-16, 2022, approximately 4,546 people were medically certified to receive Covid-19-related illness benefits.

Regarding the announcement, Minister of Social Protection Heather Humphreys said: Even if they become infected with the virus, these workers will continue to be available. “

The period during which enhanced sickness benefits were expected to be available was previously extended from February 2022 to the end of June 2022.

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