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The Minister for Finance announced this week that due to the increased COVID-19 restrictions taking effect this week, the enhanced rates of subsidy provided for under the EWSS will be reinstated for December 2021 and January 2022.

Revenue have confirmed that all eligible EWSS payroll submissions received from 10 December 2021 onwards will be processed using the enhanced subsidy rates in the table below:

Gross weekly pay  EWSS subsidy rate payable
Less than €151.50 Nil
€151.50 - €202.99 €203
€203 - €299.99 €250
€300 - €399.99 €300
€400 -  €1,462 €350
Over €1,462 Nil







The criteria to qualify for the EWSS has not changed and there is still a requirement to submit a timely monthly EWSS Eligibility Review Form (ERF) to ensure continued access to support under the scheme.

Read more about the EWSS and the eligibility criteria in our comprehensive guide here



Date published 14 Dec 2021 | Last updated 14 Dec 2021

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