Payroll Processing > System Items > Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme > EWSS – Normal

The standard EWSS has been named “EWSS-Normal” on SimplePay and is available to employers who were registered, and had correctly received a valid subsidy, by 31 December 2021, or who re-entered the scheme from 1 January 2022 in accordance with Revenue’s Guidelines.

Employers who find themselves eligible but have not claimed EWSS in respect of pay dates after 1 December 2021 can contact Revenue through MyEnquiries to re-register by selecting ‘Employer’s PAYE’ and then ‘Employer’s PAYE General Enquiry’. For more information regarding re-entry into the scheme from 1 January 2022, please see Revenue’s Guidelines on re-entry to the EWSS, here.

Support Rates

The rate of support will depend on the gross income of each employee and how many qualifying employees the business employs.

The applicable support rate for EWSS-Normal has been amended at various points by Revenue. The latest update has the effect of tapering down the support in anticipation of the end of the program on 30 April 2022

The support rates payable per pay date are as follows:

Employee gross weekly wage Up to 31 January 2022 1 – 28 February 2022 1 March – 30 April 2022
Less than €151.50 Nil Nil Nil
From €151.50 to €202.99 €203 €151.50 €100
From €203 to €299.99 €250 €203 €100
From €300 to €399.99 €300 €203 €100
From €400 to €1,462 €350 €203 €100
More than €1,462 Nil Nil Nil

Please note that employers should not claim ‘EWSS – Normal’ and ‘EWS – PHR’ in respect of the same employee on the same pay date as neither will be paid by Revenue. 

For more information on how to set up EWSS – Normal on SimplePay please refer to our EWSS System Navigation page. For more information on the process after reporting the EWSS-Normal item, please see Revenue’s page here.

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