Covid-19 Enhanced Illness Benefit Payment

There are 27,300 people who are medically certified to meet the conditions for receipt of the Covid-19 Enhanced Illness Benefit payment , which is €350 per week.

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has received medical certificates for these people via their GP.

However, in order to process the payment, it is also necessary for the individual concerned to submit an application form.

Only 17,000 of these people have, as yet submitted the application form required and as a result, approximately 10,000 cases cannot be processed to conclusion.

If you are unsure about whether you submitted an application form, please contact the Illness Benefit Contact Centre at 01-7043300 or at 1890-928400. Please have your PPS Number to hand when you make contact so that the status of your application can be determined.