Under temporary legislation, the maximum payment period for earnings-related unemployment allowance of 300-500 days was not active until 31 December 2020 if you were unemployed or laid off. From 1 January 2021 onwards, the period is active again.
The temporary change applied to anyone laid off on 16 March 2020 or after and, from 1 July 2020, to everyone on earnings-related unemployment allowance.
Learn more about the maximum payment period here: Duration of daily allowance payments
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