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New unemployment payment linked to past working history pushed out to 2023
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New unemployment payment linked to past working history pushed out to 2023

Jul 12th 2021, 4:31 PM 37,420 Views 20 Comments

Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys said today that the plans will not be included in Budget 2022.

Child benefit instalment unpaid for older teenagers due to delay with forms
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Child benefit instalment unpaid for older teenagers due to delay with forms

Jul 7th 2021, 9:30 PM 25,045 Views 3 Comments

Several families who expected to be given the payment this week have not received it.

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 8,488 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 43,456 Views 45 Comments

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

New weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds after rise of pension age
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New weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds after rise of pension age

Feb 8th 2021, 7:27 AM 156,332 Views 53 Comments

A person in receipt of this payment will not be required to be available for full-time work.

Which Budget changes kick in from tomorrow?
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Which Budget changes kick in from tomorrow?

Dec 31st 2020, 6:00 AM 41,330 Views 10 Comments

Many changes for Budget 2021 kick in next month.

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

Dec 9th 2020, 4:44 PM 71,507 Views 19 Comments

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

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

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

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

Nov 9th 2020, 6:52 PM 23,659 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.

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

Oct 19th 2020, 10:33 PM 37,751 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
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Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment rises by over 15,000

Oct 19th 2020, 2:03 PM 12,263 Views 26 Comments

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

How the 2021 Budget will impact social welfare payments
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How the 2021 Budget will impact social welfare payments

Oct 13th 2020, 7:49 PM 44,879 Views 35 Comments

The government released its €17.75 billion Budget package earlier today.

Self-employed people to be allowed claim Covid-19 welfare payment while earning through work
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Self-employed people to be allowed claim Covid-19 welfare payment while earning through work

Oct 13th 2020, 2:34 PM 46,458 Views 17 Comments

The measure was announced as part of Budget 2021 today.

Most people on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will get a Christmas bonus
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Most people on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will get a Christmas bonus

Oct 13th 2020, 2:29 PM 48,544 Views 27 Comments

The announcement that those on the PUP in December will receive a Christmas bonus was part of Budget 2021 announced today.

Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment jumps by over 23,000
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Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment jumps by over 23,000

Oct 12th 2020, 1:41 PM 18,136 Views 26 Comments

228,858 people are now in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

Social welfare payments will be paid weekly again from the beginning of November
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Social welfare payments will be paid weekly again from the beginning of November

Oct 12th 2020, 7:39 AM 57,120 Views 42 Comments

The move was welcomed by An Post and the postmasters union.

Data watchdog has 'serious doubts' over whether social welfare inspectors acted lawfully at airports
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Data watchdog has 'serious doubts' over whether social welfare inspectors acted lawfully at airports

Jul 30th 2020, 1:14 PM 16,810 Views 38 Comments

The Data Protection Commission is seeking further clarity from the department over the actions of social welfare inspectors at airports.

'There is no agenda here': Taoiseach open to a review of PUP cases that were cut off due to travel
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'There is no agenda here': Taoiseach open to a review of PUP cases that were cut off due to travel

Jul 28th 2020, 3:22 PM 14,378 Views 51 Comments

A number of concerns about how welfare payments were cut if citizens travelled abroad have been raised.

Department of Social Protection: 'The PUP is not paid to people who leave the country to live elsewhere, or who go on holidays abroad'
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Department of Social Protection: 'The PUP is not paid to people who leave the country to live elsewhere, or who go on holidays abroad'

Jul 28th 2020, 10:31 AM 27,957 Views 97 Comments

The Department said that the vast majority of welfare payments that were ceased were to people who left the country “permanently”.

Decision to cut welfare payments after recipients' holidays abroad criticised as 'unfair and discriminatory'
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Decision to cut welfare payments after recipients' holidays abroad criticised as 'unfair and discriminatory'

Updated Jul 27th 2020, 1:20 PM 90,883 Views 241 Comments

Over 140 people have had their welfare payments stopped after travelling abroad – but others receiving State benefits aren’t affected.

Freezing of cryptocurrency used by criminals results in jump in CAB proceeds
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Freezing of cryptocurrency used by criminals results in jump in CAB proceeds

Jun 25th 2020, 9:16 AM 21,221 Views 16 Comments

The jump in frozen assets is due in the main to the granting of a freezing order over cryptocurrency to the value of €53 million.

More than four years’ worth of welfare claims processed in a few weeks, Oireachtas committee hears
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More than four years’ worth of welfare claims processed in a few weeks, Oireachtas committee hears

Jun 16th 2020, 7:59 PM 21,817 Views 40 Comments

Department of Social Protection staff processed more than 1.2 million claims in a few weeks.

Domestic violence victims given access to Rent Supplement without a means test
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Domestic violence victims given access to Rent Supplement without a means test

Jun 14th 2020, 1:23 PM 18,519 Views 21 Comments

The government announced the changes to the eligibility for the payment today.

Rent Supplement payments rise by 33% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic
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Rent Supplement payments rise by 33% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 8th 2020, 4:29 PM 12,779 Views 15 Comments

The number of households on the payment has risen by 5,136 since mid-March.

Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment drops again with 64,000 now back to work
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Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment drops again with 64,000 now back to work

Jun 2nd 2020, 12:07 PM 43,780 Views 35 Comments

€190.2 million worth of payments were issued to 543,200 people today.

Numbers on Rent Supplement payment up 20% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic
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Numbers on Rent Supplement payment up 20% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

May 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,280 Views 5 Comments

Housing groups have warned that Ireland could see a rise in evictions as a result of the crisis.

'It's a perfect storm': Sharp rise in Rent Supplement payments raises concerns over post-Covid crisis
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'It's a perfect storm': Sharp rise in Rent Supplement payments raises concerns over post-Covid crisis

May 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 30,511 Views 77 Comments

There has been a 15% increase in the number of people receiving Rent Supplement since Covid-19 restrictions began.

Varadkar: 'Extending pandemic payment and wage subsidy scheme may be needed if restrictions stay in place'
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Varadkar: 'Extending pandemic payment and wage subsidy scheme may be needed if restrictions stay in place'

Apr 24th 2020, 6:31 PM 39,319 Views 56 Comments

Varadkar also said no decision has been made on whether or not to extend the payment.

Department 'inadvertently' emailed 1,700 people telling them their Covid-19 payment was to be stopped
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Department 'inadvertently' emailed 1,700 people telling them their Covid-19 payment was to be stopped

Apr 10th 2020, 8:33 PM 93,639 Views 63 Comments

The department said it has now emailed all individuals affected to advise them of the error and reassure them their payment will continue.

19,000 people close pandemic payment due to claiming it 'in error'
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19,000 people close pandemic payment due to claiming it 'in error'

Apr 8th 2020, 1:07 PM 97,214 Views 48 Comments

The government says the temporary wage subsidy scheme is not being taxed at the time at which you receive it.

Thousands to receive €350 Covid Unemployment Payment today
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Thousands to receive €350 Covid Unemployment Payment today

Mar 31st 2020, 8:12 AM 50,677 Views 121 Comments

The payment has led to almost 390,000 applications to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

Public transport services to be reduced from next week
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Public transport services to be reduced from next week

Updated Mar 27th 2020, 1:45 PM 72,348 Views 47 Comments

Visits to prisons will end from tomorrow, the government has also announced.

Most new Covid-19 unemployment benefit claims to be paid by next week
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Most new Covid-19 unemployment benefit claims to be paid by next week

Mar 27th 2020, 9:04 AM 33,663 Views 29 Comments

The first coronavirus-related payments were made earlier this week.

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil
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Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil

Updated Mar 19th 2020, 8:35 PM 87,005 Views 86 Comments

The government included a sunset clause for the legislation to be review in November after concerns were raised by TDs.

Cabinet approves emergency Covid-19 legislation ahead of Thursday's Dáil sitting
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Cabinet approves emergency Covid-19 legislation ahead of Thursday's Dáil sitting

Mar 17th 2020, 6:58 PM 81,627 Views 105 Comments

Leo Varadkar and President Michael D Higgins met this afternoon to discuss the State’s efforts to combat the coronavirus.

Man who fraudulently claimed over €225,000 in social welfare admits to falsely claiming a further €18,000
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Man who fraudulently claimed over €225,000 in social welfare admits to falsely claiming a further €18,000

Jan 20th 2020, 10:30 PM 61,976 Views 48 Comments

Leendert Stolk fraudulently used a school stamp while claiming child benefit for his two children between 2011 and 2018, a court heard today.

New measures to see increases in some social welfare payments from this week
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New measures to see increases in some social welfare payments from this week

Jan 7th 2020, 4:36 PM 55,019 Views 54 Comments

Pensioners and people with disabilities who are living alone are the main cohort of social welfare recipients to benefit.

Christmas bonus will be paid out to 1.2 million social welfare recipients at start of December
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Christmas bonus will be paid out to 1.2 million social welfare recipients at start of December

Nov 21st 2019, 12:17 PM 68,849 Views 169 Comments

The cost of the Christmas bonus this year will be €279.4 million.

Here's what Budget 2020 means for people receiving social welfare payments
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Here's what Budget 2020 means for people receiving social welfare payments

Oct 9th 2019, 8:03 AM 89,826 Views 87 Comments

The INOU has said it is “very disappointing” there were no increases to Jobseekers’ payments.

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