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#PUP

# pup - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Man arrested in Swords as part of scam email and PUP fraud probe
# Fraud
# Fraud

Man arrested in Swords as part of scam email and PUP fraud probe

Jul 13th 2022, 9:59 PM 24,428 Views 10 Comments

Approximately €49,500 was stolen in the PUP fraud and an estimated additional €120,000 was stolen in an online fraud.

# pup - Friday 14 January, 2022

PUP and Live Register numbers rose by 5.8% in December
# PUP
# PUP

PUP and Live Register numbers rose by 5.8% in December

Jan 14th 2022, 3:54 PM 6,379 Views 0 Comments

The number of PUP recipients recorded last month has fallen by 82% compared to the 308,357 recipients in December 2020.

# pup - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Slight rise in unemployment in December, with the PUP reopening due to Covid restrictions
# PUP
# PUP

Slight rise in unemployment in December, with the PUP reopening due to Covid restrictions

Jan 12th 2022, 9:21 PM 8,001 Views 2 Comments

The unemployment rate in December 2021, adjusted due to the PUP, stood at 7.5%.

# pup - Monday 22 November, 2021

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

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

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 9:21 PM 28,168 Views 33 Comments

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

# pup - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

'People can't be expected to live on fresh air': McDonald hits out at decision to cut PUP payments
# PUP
# PUP

'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 35,764 Views 98 Comments

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

# pup - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

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

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

Updated Nov 16th 2021, 7:13 PM 41,988 Views 39 Comments

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

# pup - Monday 15 November, 2021

ICTU: Scrap 'inadequate' unemployment welfare system and link payments to past earnings
# Jobseeker's Benefit
# Jobseeker's Benefit

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

Nov 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 32,460 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.

# pup - Monday 1 November, 2021

Men plead guilty to PUP scam which cost state €150,000
# PUP Scam
# PUP Scam

Men plead guilty to PUP scam which cost state €150,000

Nov 1st 2021, 10:10 PM 52,361 Views 0 Comments

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

# pup - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

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

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

Oct 12th 2021, 1:43 PM 12,904 Views 11 Comments

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

# pup - Monday 11 October, 2021

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

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

Oct 11th 2021, 5:27 PM 13,202 Views 19 Comments

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

# pup - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Number of PUP recipients falls below 110,000 for the first time this year
# Income Support
# Income Support

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

Sep 28th 2021, 3:10 PM 6,290 Views 9 Comments

A total of 106,245 people received the payment this week.

# pup - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

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

Redundancy scheme announced for workers laid off during pandemic

Updated Sep 21st 2021, 1:26 PM 22,509 Views 8 Comments

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

# pup - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Number of people receiving PUP drops over 25,000 since last week
# Pandemic Payment
# Pandemic Payment

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

Sep 15th 2021, 1:26 PM 11,947 Views 20 Comments

It’s the least amount of people on the payment since the scheme was introduced in March 2020.

# pup - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Top Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates cut by €50 from today
# Income Support
# Income Support

Top Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates cut by €50 from today

Sep 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 28,416 Views 13 Comments

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

# pup - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

First cuts to Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates take effect from today
# Income Support
# Income Support

First cuts to Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates take effect from today

Sep 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 44,825 Views 19 Comments

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

# pup - Friday 27 August, 2021

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

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

Aug 27th 2021, 3:15 PM 10,067 Views 18 Comments

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

# pup - Monday 9 August, 2021

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

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

Aug 9th 2021, 11:08 AM 17,172 Views 38 Comments

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

# 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

Jul 28th 2021, 10:07 AM 16,522 Views 50 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 8,281 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 23,153 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 12,224 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 16,650 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 18,734 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 8,036 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 8,541 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 43,770 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 31,081 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 29,913 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 20,951 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 60,781 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 14,187 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 10,329 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 19,158 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 17,515 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 25,452 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 31,676 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 8,975 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 14,746 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 10,569 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 186,114 Views 71 Comments

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

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