Ireland to pay International Students €350 COVID-19 relief fund

The rate of unemployment increased rapidly in Ireland due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. However, to cushion the hardship on people due to the lockdown that took effect on the 27th of March 2020, the government introduced the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is a new social welfare payment of €350 a week for employees and self-employed people who have lost their employment due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

You can apply for the payment if you are aged between 18 and 66 and have lost all your employment due to the coronavirus restrictions. Students, non-EEA nationals and part-time workers can apply for the payment.

People who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been told to self-isolate are also entitled to apply for Illness Benefit.

Ireland is one of the best destinations to study in recent years. We render support to students interested in schooling in Ireland at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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