COVID-19 enhanced Illness Benefit

What is the COVID-19 enhanced Illness Benefit?

The COVID-19 enhanced Illness Benefit ended on Friday, 30 September 2022. After 30 September 2022, if you are advised to self-isolate due to COVID-19 and have a medical certificate from your GP, you can apply for Illness Benefit.

If you are ill for another reason or self-isolating because you are medically vulnerable, you should apply for standard Illness Benefit.

You can read more about your employment rights and social welfare payments and COVID-19.

Page edited: 29 November 2022