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07-10-2020, 14:35   #31
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I rang my GP last Wednesday morning after getting sent home from work on Tuesday night. They booked a test for me and didn't mention self-isolation, but that's understood according to HSE guidelines - you are getting a test, you're self-isolating. I lost 3 days of work and as per the company sick scheme, there are 3 waiting days that are not paid. I'm wondering now, should the GP have issued me a cert and do I qualify to get anything back?

Please look at previous posts re this particular issue. In essence yes, you can claim enhanced illness benefit for days lost., you need some sort of confirmation of test being requested, self isolation request etc, either a text communication or Cert form your GP. Also take a look at guidelines on this benefit on the SW website.

Best & quickest way to apply is via mywelfare portal
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Please look at previous posts re this particular issue. In essence yes, you can claim enhanced illness benefit for days lost., you need some sort of confirmation of test being requested, self isolation request etc, either a text communication or Cert form your GP. Also take a look at guidelines on this benefit on the SW website.

Best & quickest way to apply is via mywelfare portal
Thanks and sorry, have not had my coffee yet.

I filed for the three days of work I lost and I emailed them screenshots of the test texts I got, which clearly show that I've had to self-isolate since Wednesday all the way to Friday. Fingers crossed.
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Thanks and sorry, have not had my coffee yet.

I filed for the three days of work I lost and I emailed them screenshots of the test texts I got, which clearly show that I've had to self-isolate since Wednesday all the way to Friday. Fingers crossed.
You'll be fine based on others experience, good luck
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Got all sorted this week, thanks so much for the updates😀
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Got all sorted this week, thanks so much for the updates😀
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Quick question, I was out Tues, wed and Thurs last week and I applied for enhanced illness benefit. Got €200 sat morning in bank.It state's on the site that it's €350 a week, if you are absent for that reason for a week does it top up your wages or do you only get €350 that week and same if its two weeks €700?
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Quick question, I was out Tues, wed and Thurs last week and I applied for enhanced illness benefit. Got €200 sat morning in bank.It state's on the site that it's €350 a week, if you are absent for that reason for a week does it top up your wages or do you only get €350 that week and same if its two weeks €700?
The payment has nothing to do with your wages as such, the original maximum payment for this benefit is €350 per week but that's assuming your on it for a defined period, 14 days & more etc.

Recently they included those who've lost a few days due to testing and GP advice to self isolate etc. So your likely getting a daily rate if this makes sense. This said I'm not sure how 3 days equated to €200 you got. It's still higher than normal sick benefit and indeed those on shorten hours claiming lost days.
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