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# Covid-19 PUP

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# Covid-19 PUP
Over 350,000 people are on Pandemic Unemployment Payment, costing €103.8m
Some 37,430 people receiving the Covid-19 PUP this week will see an increase in their rate of payment.
# Covid PUP
Department of Social Protection: 'The PUP is not paid to people who leave the country to live elsewhere, or who go on holidays abroad'
The Department said that the vast majority of welfare payments that were ceased were to people who left the country “permanently”.
# Covid-19 PUP
Reducing pandemic payment to €300 per week in the autumn under consideration
Today is the final deadline for those on PUP to confirm their continued eligibility for the payment.
# Covid-19 PUP
Half of under-24s in Ireland are unemployed, CSO figures suggest
If all claimants of the Covid-19 PUP payment are included, 26.1% of the Irish workforce are unemployed.