Individuals applying for the payment will be required to apply for the normal jobseeker’s payments within this 6-week period. Once this normal jobseeker claim is subsequently received, the department will process these claims and reconcile payments at that time. This will involve backdating increased payments for certain customers.https://www.jobalert.ie/blog/dept-of-employment-affairs-and-social-protection-notcie-14-march-?fbclid=IwAR1c80KO89821mXTEHrw7Y7_Taj8i2LoQEj9BrVjzqP9T9LcqGb6yTrLx9Y
Employees and Self Employed: How to apply for Jobseeker's Payment
This new payment will be available to all employees and the self-employed who have lost employment due to a downturn in economic activity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The payment has a simple one–page application form and will be paid for a period of 6 weeks at a flat rate payment of €350 per week for jobseekers. It is designed to quickly deliver a social welfare payment to the unemployed and provide income security during this 6-week period.