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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# pandemic payment

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Frontline workers' pandemic payment to be paid 'as soon as possible' after guidelines finalised
The payment is being made to public service healthcare and ambulance workers, in recognition of their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives
The top PUP rate of €350 is available to those earning €400 or more per week.
The top PUP rate of €350 is available to those earning €400 or more per week.
Hospitality and events representatives are meeting with the Tánaiste and the Culture Minister.
The number of Covid-19 cases in Ireland jumped by 10% in the last two weeks of November.
Government reintroduces PUP as restrictions hit entertainment and hospitality sectors
Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys confirmed the measure in a tweet this evening.
Number of people receiving PUP drops over 25,000 since last week
It’s the least amount of people on the payment since the scheme was introduced in March 2020.
Today is the last day people can sign up for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment
All recipients of the payment have to confirm their continued eligibility by 20 July.
469,000 people will receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week
The total value of the payments is €140.34 million.
Almost half a million people to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow
Construction is the sector that has seen the largest increase in the number of people receiving PUP this week.
Man challenges Government's decision to stop his Covid-19 PUP after he temporarily left Ireland
Chef Mihai Adrian Hofman left Ireland temporarily in late June due to a family emergency.
Nearly 300,000 people now in receipt of the PUP as €350 rate returns
Heather Humphreys said this rise reflects the “economic impact” of moving to Level 5.
Department says 85 people who had their PUP stopped may be entitled to it
It comes after a review of 2,500 people who’ve had their payment stopped.
Debunked: No, the government hasn't issued a €350 payment to everyone in the country
Members of the public have been warned about a text scam in recent days.
Varadkar: 'Extending pandemic payment and wage subsidy scheme may be needed if restrictions stay in place'
Varadkar also said no decision has been made on whether or not to extend the payment.
Future changes to pandemic payment and wage subsidy scheme to be considered, says minister
Paschal Donohoe says people may have to move to normal social welfare schemes and wages subsidy scheme will have to be tapered.
Over half a million people receive Covid-19 unemployment payment this week, as IMF releases dire economic forecast
Over 42,000 employers have registered for the temporary wage subsidy scheme, according to the government.
People on pandemic payment 'not classified as unemployed' but rate would be 16.5% if they were, says CSO
The rate would be the highest ever in the CSO’s series, dating back to 1998.
19,000 people close pandemic payment due to claiming it 'in error'
The government says the temporary wage subsidy scheme is not being taxed at the time at which you receive it.