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PUP and EWSS Covid supports discussed at Cabinet Sub Committee - but no change made
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PUP and EWSS Covid supports discussed at Cabinet Sub Committee - but no change made

Updated Mon 9:21 PM 27,937 Views 32 Comments

Bars, restaurants and nightclubs had only recently seen restrictions start to relax.

'People can't be expected to live on fresh air': McDonald hits out at decision to cut PUP payments
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'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 35,519 Views 98 Comments

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

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

Updated Nov 16th 2021, 7:13 PM 41,687 Views 39 Comments

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

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

Nov 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 32,074 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.
Men plead guilty to PUP scam which cost state €150,000
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Men plead guilty to PUP scam which cost state €150,000

Nov 1st 2021, 10:10 PM 52,099 Views 0 Comments

The email addresses of 74 HSE and Tusla employees were used for fraudulent claims

Pandemic wage subsidy scheme to be extended to April 2022, Donohoe confirms
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Pandemic wage subsidy scheme to be extended to April 2022, Donohoe confirms

Oct 12th 2021, 1:43 PM 12,475 Views 11 Comments

The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme will be closed to new entrants in January.

Number of people getting Covid PUP falls below 100,000 for the first time
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Number of people getting Covid PUP falls below 100,000 for the first time

Oct 11th 2021, 5:27 PM 13,176 Views 19 Comments

The Department of Social Protection said that 97,130 people got a payment this week.

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

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

Updated Sep 21st 2021, 1:26 PM 22,319 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Top Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates cut by €50 from today
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Top Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates cut by €50 from today

Sep 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 28,222 Views 13 Comments

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

First cuts to Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates take effect from today
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First cuts to Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates take effect from today

Sep 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 44,628 Views 19 Comments

Students who have been availing of the scheme will receive their final payments today.

Music industry warns of 'ticking time bomb' as PUP cuts set to kick in next month
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Music industry warns of 'ticking time bomb' as PUP cuts set to kick in next month

Aug 27th 2021, 3:15 PM 10,030 Views 18 Comments

Today the Cabinet sub-committee is meeting to discuss the roadmap for the next phase of reopening.

Government spent €30.6 billion on social welfare payments in 2020, up 46% from 2019
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Government spent €30.6 billion on social welfare payments in 2020, up 46% from 2019

Aug 9th 2021, 11:08 AM 16,804 Views 38 Comments

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys described the increase as “extraordinary”.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Jul 15th 2021, 9:04 PM 8,242 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
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Returning workers face being overtaxed unless they cancel their Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Jul 15th 2021, 6:00 AM 23,040 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

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

Jun 21st 2021, 7:57 AM 18,677 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Jun 9th 2021, 12:09 PM 8,022 Views 5 Comments

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

Tánaiste expects number of PUP recipients to fall to a third of current level by end of the year
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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
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Government plans to link unemployment payments to past working history and PRSI contributions

Jun 1st 2021, 5:22 PM 43,622 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
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Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid

Updated Jun 1st 2021, 2:15 PM 30,979 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"
Government to begin reducing the Pandemic Unemployment Payment by €50 from September
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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.

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

May 26th 2021, 8:30 PM 20,940 Views 21 Comments

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

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

May 13th 2021, 6:02 PM 60,599 Views 0 Comments

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

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

May 11th 2021, 6:10 AM 14,119 Views 14 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 25th 2021, 10:49 AM 25,370 Views 0 Comments

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

Second man arrested in relation to Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud scheme
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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.

Slight dip in number of people receiving Pandemic Unemployment Payment support
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Slight dip in number of people receiving Pandemic Unemployment Payment support

Mar 8th 2021, 7:32 PM 8,952 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 23rd 2021, 1:37 PM 10,528 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Feb 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 185,955 Views 71 Comments

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

480,000 workers to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow
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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.

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

Jan 19th 2021, 9:00 PM 67,099 Views 35 Comments

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

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

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