Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS)


On 24 March 2020, the Government announced new measures to provide financial support to workers affected by the COVID-19 crisis. As part of these measures, Revenue operated the TWSS.

If you were an eligible employee, and your employer’s business experienced significant negative disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TWSS enabled:

  • you to receive supports (wage subsidy) directly from your employer
  • your employer to have kept you on their books during the pandemic.

The TWSS ended on 31 August 2020 and was replaced by the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme.

Next: How did the TWSS operate?