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#Pandemic Unemployment Payment

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

'People can't be expected to live on fresh air': McDonald hits out at decision to cut PUP payments
# PUP
# PUP

'People can't be expected to live on fresh air': McDonald hits out at decision to cut PUP payments

Nov 17th 2021, 7:41 AM 35,556 Views 98 Comments

Cuts to the PUP took effect yesterday as the government announced new Covid-19 restrictions.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

No plans for rollback of cuts to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates
# PUP
# PUP

No plans for rollback of cuts to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates

Updated Nov 16th 2021, 7:13 PM 41,718 Views 39 Comments

From today, the €250 PUP rate will reduce to €203 per week.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Monday 15 November, 2021

ICTU: Scrap 'inadequate' unemployment welfare system and link payments to past earnings
# Jobseeker's Benefit
# Jobseeker's Benefit

ICTU: Scrap 'inadequate' unemployment welfare system and link payments to past earnings

Nov 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 32,095 Views 22 Comments
  • ICTU general secretary says higher PUP rate highlight paltry nature of Jobseeker's Benefit, Ian Curran writes.
  • Calls to move to European-style system, where welfare benefits are based on a percentage of past earnings.
  • Irish flat-rate system dates back to period before independence.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Number of PUP recipients falls below 110,000 for the first time this year
# Income Support
# Income Support

Number of PUP recipients falls below 110,000 for the first time this year

Sep 28th 2021, 3:10 PM 6,259 Views 9 Comments

A total of 106,245 people received the payment this week.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Redundancy scheme announced for workers laid off during pandemic
# Redundancy Package
# Redundancy Package

Redundancy scheme announced for workers laid off during pandemic

Updated Sep 21st 2021, 1:26 PM 22,323 Views 8 Comments

The State will make a special payment of up to a maximum of €1,860 under the scheme.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Number of people receiving PUP drops over 25,000 since last week
# Pandemic Payment
# Pandemic Payment

Number of people receiving PUP drops over 25,000 since last week

Sep 15th 2021, 1:26 PM 11,929 Views 20 Comments

It’s the least amount of people on the payment since the scheme was introduced in March 2020.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Top Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates cut by €50 from today
# Income Support
# Income Support

Top Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates cut by €50 from today

Sep 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 28,241 Views 13 Comments

The process of moving some PUP recipients to jobseeker’s payments has been deferred until late October.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Number of people receiving PUP dips below 200,000 for the first time
# New Low
# New Low

Number of people receiving PUP dips below 200,000 for the first time

Jul 28th 2021, 10:07 AM 16,499 Views 49 Comments

The overall bill for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment now stands at over €8.3 billion.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Today is the last day people can sign up for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment
# PUP
# PUP

Today is the last day people can sign up for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Jul 7th 2021, 7:42 AM 12,206 Views 13 Comments

All recipients of the payment have to confirm their continued eligibility by 20 July.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Over 220,000 people receive PUP as payment closes to new applicants tomorrow
# Work
# Work

Over 220,000 people receive PUP as payment closes to new applicants tomorrow

Jul 6th 2021, 6:28 PM 16,635 Views 6 Comments

Under 25s are the age group with the largest number of PUP recipients.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Another fine mess: Vaccine pass proposal for indoor dining sends a peculiar message to young workers
# Vaccine Passes
# Vaccine Passes

Another fine mess: Vaccine pass proposal for indoor dining sends a peculiar message to young workers

Jun 30th 2021, 11:17 AM 18,245 Views 66 Comments

How exactly it will work is far from obvious.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Monday 21 June, 2021

Over 95% on PUP would be financially better off in employment – ESRI
# Pandemic Payments
# Pandemic Payments

Over 95% on PUP would be financially better off in employment – ESRI

Jun 21st 2021, 7:57 AM 18,679 Views 31 Comments

The payment is not a disincentive to employment, new research has found.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Tánaiste expects number of PUP recipients to fall to a third of current level by end of the year
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Tánaiste expects number of PUP recipients to fall to a third of current level by end of the year

Jun 1st 2021, 11:13 PM 8,508 Views 14 Comments

The payment is due to be abolished next February.

Government plans to link unemployment payments to past working history and PRSI contributions
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Government plans to link unemployment payments to past working history and PRSI contributions

Jun 1st 2021, 5:22 PM 43,623 Views 45 Comments

With the phasing out of the PUP, government is keen to bring in pay-related unemployment payments.

'A cliff edge in anyone's language': Public anger predicted over cuts to PUP
# Pandemic Unemployment Payment
# Pandemic Unemployment Payment

'A cliff edge in anyone's language': Public anger predicted over cuts to PUP

Jun 1st 2021, 3:35 PM 17,318 Views 77 Comments

The PUP is to be gradually phased out by February 2022.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Monday 31 May, 2021

Government to begin reducing the Pandemic Unemployment Payment by €50 from September
# Recovery Plan
# Recovery Plan

Government to begin reducing the Pandemic Unemployment Payment by €50 from September

May 31st 2021, 9:55 PM 29,895 Views 56 Comments

The PUP will be closed off to new applicants from July as the country begins to emerge from the Covid pandemic.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Number of PUP recipients falls below 400,000 for the first time this year
# Work
# Work

Number of PUP recipients falls below 400,000 for the first time this year

May 4th 2021, 4:13 PM 10,310 Views 22 Comments

Over 12,000 people have closed their claim in the last week because they have returned to work.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Over 420,000 people received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week
# PUP
# PUP

Over 420,000 people received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week

Apr 20th 2021, 7:18 PM 19,137 Views 9 Comments

Construction is the sector that saw the largest decrease in the number of people receiving the payment.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Monday 12 April, 2021

Number of people on Covid Payment falls by 15,000 as people return to work
# Covid PUP
# Covid PUP

Number of people on Covid Payment falls by 15,000 as people return to work

Apr 12th 2021, 5:48 PM 15,308 Views 11 Comments

Some 48% of those in receipt of PUP are receiving the maximum rate of €350 this week.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Over 437,000 people received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week
# PUP
# PUP

Over 437,000 people received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week

Apr 6th 2021, 7:07 PM 17,502 Views 26 Comments

Construction is the sector that saw the largest decrease in the number of people receiving the payment.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Second man arrested in relation to Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud scheme
# Phishing Scam
# Phishing Scam

Second man arrested in relation to Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud scheme

Mar 9th 2021, 12:11 PM 31,641 Views 5 Comments

Personal data was collected through a phishing email and used to make applications for the pandemic unemployment payment.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Monday 1 March, 2021

469,000 people will receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week
# Covid Payment
# Covid Payment

469,000 people will receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week

Mar 1st 2021, 8:23 PM 14,728 Views 28 Comments

The total value of the payments is €140.34 million.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Monday 1 February, 2021

480,000 workers to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow
# PUP
# PUP

480,000 workers to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow

Feb 1st 2021, 10:26 PM 20,730 Views 17 Comments

Over 10,000 people closed their PUP claims last week.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Monday 18 January, 2021

Pandemic Unemployment Payment claimants reach almost 460,000, highest figure since June
# PUP
# PUP

Pandemic Unemployment Payment claimants reach almost 460,000, highest figure since June

Jan 18th 2021, 1:37 PM 9,638 Views 11 Comments

A total of 459,921 people will receive the payment this week.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Friday 15 January, 2021

Revenue website buckles as thousands attempt to check Covid tax bills
# Pandemic Payments
# Pandemic Payments

Revenue website buckles as thousands attempt to check Covid tax bills

Jan 15th 2021, 10:15 PM 47,308 Views 49 Comments

Preliminary statements of tax liability were released today.

If you received a Covid wage support in 2020, you'll find out today how much income tax you owe
# Tax Bills
# Tax Bills

If you received a Covid wage support in 2020, you'll find out today how much income tax you owe

Jan 15th 2021, 6:10 AM 64,229 Views 79 Comments

Preliminary statements of tax liability for 2020 will be available to PAYE workers today.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates to remain in place until 31 March
# PUP
# PUP

Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates to remain in place until 31 March

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 5:47 PM 40,864 Views 26 Comments

Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme rates will also remain in place.

Received the PUP or the Covid wage subsidy? Next week, you'll find out what income tax you owe
# Taxing Matters
# Taxing Matters

Received the PUP or the Covid wage subsidy? Next week, you'll find out what income tax you owe

Jan 6th 2021, 3:54 PM 235,767 Views 62 Comments

Here’s a quick guide to how the process will work.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Monday 21 December, 2020

Number receiving Pandemic Unemployment Payment falls 28,500 in one week
# PUP
# PUP

Number receiving Pandemic Unemployment Payment falls 28,500 in one week

Dec 21st 2020, 4:38 PM 11,049 Views 9 Comments

Claimants will receive a double payment tomorrow to cover both this week and next week.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Monday 14 December, 2020

40,000 people close PUP claims and return to work as €90 million paid out this week
# PUP
# PUP

40,000 people close PUP claims and return to work as €90 million paid out this week

Dec 14th 2020, 6:01 PM 14,549 Views 8 Comments

There are just over 300,000 people in receipt of the pandemic unemployment payment.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Self-employed people allowed earn €960 over two months without losing their Pandemic Unemployment Payment
# PUP
# PUP

Self-employed people allowed earn €960 over two months without losing their Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Dec 9th 2020, 4:44 PM 71,873 Views 19 Comments

The move aims to help those who want to take up occasional intermittent work without losing their payment,

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Thursday 3 December, 2020

The largest cohort on the PUP right now? Workers in accommodation and food services
# Out Of Work
# Out Of Work

The largest cohort on the PUP right now? Workers in accommodation and food services

Dec 3rd 2020, 6:30 AM 36,416 Views 7 Comments

Over 102,321 people in the sector are on the payment.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to remain open to new applications until 31 March 2021
# Extension
# Extension

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to remain open to new applications until 31 March 2021

Nov 24th 2020, 2:12 PM 19,223 Views 14 Comments

Following a decision in September, the PUP was due to close to new applications on 31 December.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Monday 23 November, 2020

More than 350,000 people still in receipt of Pandemic Unemployment Payment
# PUP
# PUP

More than 350,000 people still in receipt of Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Nov 23rd 2020, 8:30 PM 18,290 Views 26 Comments

Over €4.3 billion has been issued in total since the PUP was introduced earlier this year.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Monday 16 November, 2020

Over 350,000 people are on Pandemic Unemployment Payment, costing €103.8m
# Covid-19 PUP
# Covid-19 PUP

Over 350,000 people are on Pandemic Unemployment Payment, costing €103.8m

Nov 16th 2020, 7:40 PM 26,073 Views 12 Comments

Some 37,430 people receiving the Covid-19 PUP this week will see an increase in their rate of payment.

Pandemic Unemployment Payment is subject to income tax, Dáil Finance Committee agrees
# PUP
# PUP

Pandemic Unemployment Payment is subject to income tax, Dáil Finance Committee agrees

Nov 16th 2020, 3:40 PM 112,313 Views 53 Comments

The Committee voted in favour of the Finance Bill clause this afternoon.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Monday 9 November, 2020

Over 340,000 receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week as total spend on scheme tops €4 billion
# PUP
# PUP

Over 340,000 receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week as total spend on scheme tops €4 billion

Nov 9th 2020, 6:52 PM 23,666 Views 20 Comments

The minister for social protection said the rise in the number of PUP recipients was expected given the Level 5 restrictions in place.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Nearly 300,000 people now in receipt of the PUP as €350 rate returns
# Level 5
# Level 5

Nearly 300,000 people now in receipt of the PUP as €350 rate returns

Oct 27th 2020, 7:02 PM 39,127 Views 23 Comments

Heather Humphreys said this rise reflects the “economic impact” of moving to Level 5.

# pandemic-unemployment-payment - Monday 19 October, 2020

Highest level of Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be restored to €350 a week
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Highest level of Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be restored to €350 a week

Oct 19th 2020, 10:33 PM 37,815 Views 39 Comments

The payment was cut to a maximum of €300 per week last month.

Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment rises by over 15,000
# PUP
# PUP

Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment rises by over 15,000

Oct 19th 2020, 2:03 PM 12,264 Views 26 Comments

244,153 people are now in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

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