An Irish friend of mine has had his Covid payment reduced from €350 to €203. He has been self employed for years. They are reviewing COVID payments for paye workers on 2019 tax year and for self employed 2018 tax year. Now in 2018 my friend had a PAYE job most of the year which was a one off situation, and his self employed income was nominal about €150 for the whole year.
As he is in the system as self employed they are assessing him only on his self employed income of €150 for the whole year 2018 and have reduced his payment to €203. They won't consider his self employed income in 2019 which would keep him on €350.
If he wasn't Irish, would they be more understanding?
he has asked if there is an appeal system for COVID and awaits an answer.
Surely it makes sense to assess self employed workers on 2019 if they can provide the necessary information. Many self employed workers will have filed their 2019 tax returns already before the deadline in three months time.
Obviously they are being advised to send out these Photos by the NGOs / Immigration Advisors etc etc etc !
There was plenty of times in Irish History the Irish would have been glad of that many Potatoes and anything to go with it. Perhaps French / German Cuisine and French / German Geographical position might suit them better. The Germans do a lovely Brart-Kartoffle.