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Coronavirus: Illness benefit of €305/week for farmers

Farmers and other self-employed, if diagnosed with COVID-19 or are suspected of having COVID-19, will be entitled to income support.

The enhanced illness benefit announced by the Government means the farmer will be entitled to €305 per week for a maximum of two weeks if they are medically required to self-isolate.

IFA farm family and social affairs chair, Caroline Farrell said if your GP diagnoses you with COVID-19 or you are medically certified to self-isolate, you can apply for illness benefit. The current six-day waiting period for illness benefit will not apply.

She encouraged farm families to adhere to public health advice.

Anybody concerned that they have symptoms should phone their local GP.

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