ISL Video: Information on Jobseeker’s Supports

25th March 2020

How to claim Jobseeker’s supports after the 6 weeks of the emergency payment have ended.

3 schemes you can apply for:

1. Laid off temporarily without pay – Jobseeker’s Allowance/Benefit Application Form – Apply online or paper form

2. Self employed and your business has closed down – Jobseeker’s Self Employed Application – paper form

3. Hours reduced or put on short time working by your Employer – Jobseeker’s Allowance/Benefit Application form with Short Time Working Support Declaration form for your Employer – paper form

Download forms from Government of Ireland website –

You will need your PSC card, mobile phone number, email address and some of your details to apply for Jobseekers online –

If you want to create a verified MyGovID account, you will need your PSC card, mobile phone and email address to apply – go to and click ‘create account’

Contact Orla, Elaine or Edel for more information
Text 086 440 1443
Skype – Orla (deaforward04), Elaine (Elaine IDS) or Edel (Edel IDS)

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