EWSS revised payment rates available until end March 2021

Jan 11, 2021

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, confirmed that the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme will remain in place until 31 March 2021. The EWSS payment rates available since 19 October, which were due to run to the end of January 2021, will now run until 31 March 2021.  The Minister has encouraged businesses to avail of the support schemes in place to reduce the impact of the new public health restrictions.

Confirmation of the continuation of the revised increase to the EWSS payment rates was provided in a Department of Finance press release. The revised payment rates are as follows:

Employee gross weekly pay

Subsidy payable

Less than €151.50


€151.50 - €202.99


€203 - €299.99


€300 - €399.99


€400 - €1,462


Greater than €1,462



The Minister highlighted the supports available under the EWSS, the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme and the warehousing of tax liabilities.