On foot of the further restrictions announced on Friday the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection is expecting an influx of people looking for income supports. The Department is concerned with the need to observe public health advice to promote the online channel www.MyWelfare.ie . This is by far the easiest and quickest way to apply. All you need is customer your email address, PPSN and bank account details. Simply go onto the Covid-19 Services section of the website and apply for the payment. You will have to set up an account but it is a simple and straight forward process. This online channel enables the Department to quickly process applications, while being convenient, safe and easy for individuals to use.