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COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment for Self-Employed
“You may, if your trading income has collapsed to the extent that you are available to take up other full-time employment if it was offered to you, receive a payment of €350 per week for so long as you are available to take up other work.” (14/05/2020) 

COVID-19 Part-Time Job Incentive Scheme for the Self-Employed
If you are self-employed and were getting the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment or a jobseeker’s payment, but you are returning to work, the COVID-19 Part-Time Job Incentive for the Self-Employed is designed to support you.
You can earn up to €960 gross over 8 weeks while receiving the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment. However, if you are returning to work part-time (less than 24 hours per week) and earn more than this, you should apply for this scheme. Under the scheme, there is no income limit to your part-time earnings.

Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme
The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS), provides a flat-rate subsidy to qualifying employers based on the numbers of eligible employees on the employer’s payroll. 

COVID Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS)
The COVID Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) offers support to businesses forced to close or trade at significantly reduced levels as a result of restrictions imposed on them in response to COVID-19. Eligible businesses can make a claim to Revenue for a payment known as an Advance Credit for Trading Expenses (ACTE). An ACTE is payable for each week a business is affected by the restrictions. The ACTE is subject to a maximum weekly payment of €5,000.

Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID
The Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID (SBASC) is a grant designed for businesses that are not eligible for the COVID Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS), the Fáilte Ireland Business Continuity grant or other direct sectoral grant schemes. Applications should be made to your Local Authority by the closing date 21 April 2021. Eligible businesses will receive a payment of €4,000 for the first quarter of 2021. A decision on the second quarter 2021 will be made in due course. Rate paying businesses including wholesalers, suppliers and caterers down 75% or more in turnover will benefit.

Enterprise Support Grant
The Enterprise Support Grant for businesses impacted by COVID-19 is available for eligible self-employed people who close their COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment on or after 18 May 2020. This will provide business owners with a once-off grant of up to €1,000 to restart their business which was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Government supports for COVID-19 impacted businesses.
The COVID-19 crisis is presenting immediate and severe financial challenges for businesses.

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If your business is impacted by COVID-19, your Local Enterprise Office can help. 

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