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# pup - 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

Wed 10:07 AM 16,209 Views 49 Comments

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

# pup - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Jul 15th 2021, 9:04 PM 8,195 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Returning workers face being overtaxed unless they cancel their Pandemic Unemployment Payment
# PUP
# PUP

Returning workers face being overtaxed unless they cancel their Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Jul 15th 2021, 6:00 AM 22,536 Views 8 Comments

Thousands of hospitality workers are expected to return to work over the coming weeks.

# pup - 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 12,132 Views 13 Comments

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

# pup - 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 16,581 Views 6 Comments

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

# pup - 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 18,581 Views 31 Comments

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

# pup - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Number of people receiving PUP dips below 300,000 for the first time this year
# PUP
# PUP

Number of people receiving PUP dips below 300,000 for the first time this year

Jun 9th 2021, 12:09 PM 8,007 Views 5 Comments

This is the lowest number of people in receipt of the PUP since December.

# pup - 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 8,491 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 43,466 Views 45 Comments

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

Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid
# PUP
# PUP

Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid

Updated Jun 1st 2021, 2:15 PM 30,792 Views 85 Comments
  • The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be phased out as part of the Covid-19 stimulus plan
  • The Covid wage subsidy scheme will be extended until the end of the year
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the pandemic caused "the most rapid and dramatic recession recorded outside of the world wars"

# pup - 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 29,842 Views 56 Comments

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

# pup - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Government considering phasing out pandemic supports in the final quarter of the year
# PUP
# PUP

Government considering phasing out pandemic supports in the final quarter of the year

May 26th 2021, 8:30 PM 20,932 Views 21 Comments

Leo Varadkar said there would be no dramatic changes. An announcement will be made on Tuesday.

# pup - Thursday 13 May, 2021

Gardaí in Cork arrest and charge man for alleged PUP and social welfare fraud
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Gardaí in Cork arrest and charge man for alleged PUP and social welfare fraud

May 13th 2021, 6:02 PM 60,241 Views 0 Comments

The man is alleged to have claimed €8,000 in fraudulent claims spread across the PUP and social welfare system.

# pup - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Younger workers have been hit hardest by pandemic, according to new research
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

Younger workers have been hit hardest by pandemic, according to new research

May 11th 2021, 6:10 AM 14,039 Views 14 Comments

New research by the ESRI shows employment is 14% below pre-pandemic levels for people aged 15-34.

# pup - 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 10,301 Views 22 Comments

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

# pup - 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 19,107 Views 9 Comments

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

# pup - 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 17,494 Views 26 Comments

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

# pup - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Man arrested for allegedly making fraudulent PUP claims whilst living in Asia last year
# Cork
# Cork

Man arrested for allegedly making fraudulent PUP claims whilst living in Asia last year

Mar 25th 2021, 10:49 AM 25,246 Views 0 Comments

It is understood the man allegedly claimed in the region of €6,000 last year.

# pup - 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 31,554 Views 5 Comments

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

# pup - Monday 8 March, 2021

Slight dip in number of people receiving Pandemic Unemployment Payment support
# Pup Payments
# Pup Payments

Slight dip in number of people receiving Pandemic Unemployment Payment support

Mar 8th 2021, 7:32 PM 8,948 Views 11 Comments

This week’s PUP payments are valued at €139 million.

# pup - 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 14,718 Views 28 Comments

The total value of the payments is €140.34 million.

# pup - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Low-income families faced losing up to 30% of earnings without lockdown supports, CSO says
# PUP
# PUP

Low-income families faced losing up to 30% of earnings without lockdown supports, CSO says

Feb 23rd 2021, 1:37 PM 10,496 Views 17 Comments

A new CSO report says that supports such as the PUP prevented significant falls in household income.

# pup - Saturday 6 February, 2021

New unemployment payment linked to past working history set to be introduced when PUP is phased out
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

New unemployment payment linked to past working history set to be introduced when PUP is phased out

Feb 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 185,570 Views 71 Comments

Varadkar said the phasing out of the PUP provides an opportunity to reform the country’s social welfare system.

# pup - 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 20,718 Views 17 Comments

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

# pup - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

'About 30%' of construction sites remaining open despite Level 5 shutdown
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

'About 30%' of construction sites remaining open despite Level 5 shutdown

Jan 19th 2021, 9:00 PM 67,006 Views 35 Comments

Some of the biggest FDI sites in the country are open under government exemptions.

# pup - 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 9,627 Views 11 Comments

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

# pup - 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 47,262 Views 49 Comments

Preliminary statements of tax liability were released today.

# pup - Monday 11 January, 2021

Construction workers face cost of restrictions as PUP recipients rise to nearly 400,000
# Payment
# Payment

Construction workers face cost of restrictions as PUP recipients rise to nearly 400,000

Updated Jan 11th 2021, 7:57 PM 57,473 Views 20 Comments

Almost 400,000 people will receive the PUP tomorrow, an increase of 18.7% on last week.

# pup - 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 40,750 Views 26 Comments

Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme rates will also remain in place.

# pup - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

PUP claimants reach 335,600 people as ministers promise payments won't change during Level 5
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

PUP claimants reach 335,600 people as ministers promise payments won't change during Level 5

Updated Jan 5th 2021, 3:38 PM 51,624 Views 57 Comments

The scheme has cost the State over €5 billion since last March.

# pup - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

New arrangements for people to claim Pandemic Unemployment Payment between now and new year
# Pup Payments
# Pup Payments

New arrangements for people to claim Pandemic Unemployment Payment between now and new year

Dec 22nd 2020, 3:06 PM 89,126 Views 10 Comments

Minister Heather Humphreys said applications would be processed “without delay”.

# pup - 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 11,048 Views 9 Comments

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

# pup - 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 14,544 Views 8 Comments

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

# pup - 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 71,527 Views 19 Comments

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

# pup - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Man arrested after phishing email used to make fraudulent PUP claims
# Fraud
# Fraud

Man arrested after phishing email used to make fraudulent PUP claims

Dec 8th 2020, 3:43 PM 13,944 Views 0 Comments

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

# pup - 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 36,291 Views 7 Comments

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

# pup - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Pandemic Unemployment Payment arrears to be paid to 286,000 recipients today
# Money Owed
# Money Owed

Pandemic Unemployment Payment arrears to be paid to 286,000 recipients today

Dec 1st 2020, 12:43 PM 25,406 Views 22 Comments

Some cases progressed more slowly due to their complexity and due to inadequate or inaccurate information provided.

# pup - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Christmas Bonus will be paid to over 1.6 million people in early December
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Christmas Bonus will be paid to over 1.6 million people in early December

Nov 26th 2020, 8:14 PM 34,004 Views 43 Comments

The bonus will be paid in the week beginning 7 December.

# pup - 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 19,203 Views 14 Comments

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

# pup - 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 18,286 Views 26 Comments

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

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