Sinn Féin TD for Roscommon/Galway Claire Kerrane has urged farmers to apply for the Pandemic Unemployment payment.
Deputy Kerrane said: “Long before Covid-19 hit, farmers have been struggling to make any financial gain from their work – making farming really challenging.
“Covid-19 has added to that financial pressure and I am urging farmers to apply for this emergency payment to assist them through this crisis.
“The form is just one page and doesn’t require any additional information to be sent in. It can be filled in and returned by free post or it can be applied for online in three simple steps.
“I have been posting out forms for the unemployment payment for the past number of weeks and if anyone requires one please do not hesitate to get in touch”.
Deputy Kerrane said that anyone who needs assistance in this regard can contact her.