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#PUP

# 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 17,197 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 24,680 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 31,026 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 8,930 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 14,685 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 10,468 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 184,180 Views 70 Comments

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

# pup - Monday 1 February, 2021

480,000 workers to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow
# PUP
# PUP

480,000 workers to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow

Feb 1st 2021, 10:26 PM 20,681 Views 17 Comments

Over 10,000 people closed their PUP claims last week.

# pup - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 19th 2021, 9:00 PM 66,621 Views 35 Comments

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

# pup - Monday 18 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 18th 2021, 1:37 PM 9,599 Views 11 Comments

A total of 459,921 people will receive the payment this week.

# pup - Friday 15 January, 2021

Revenue website buckles as thousands attempt to check Covid tax bills
# Pandemic Payments
# Pandemic Payments

Revenue website buckles as thousands attempt to check Covid tax bills

Jan 15th 2021, 10:15 PM 47,160 Views 49 Comments

Preliminary statements of tax liability were released today.

# pup - Monday 11 January, 2021

Construction workers face cost of restrictions as PUP recipients rise to nearly 400,000
# Payment
# Payment

Construction workers face cost of restrictions as PUP recipients rise to nearly 400,000

Updated Jan 11th 2021, 7:57 PM 57,417 Views 20 Comments

Almost 400,000 people will receive the PUP tomorrow, an increase of 18.7% on last week.

# pup - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates to remain in place until 31 March
# PUP
# PUP

Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates to remain in place until 31 March

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 5:47 PM 39,640 Views 26 Comments

Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme rates will also remain in place.

# pup - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

PUP claimants reach 335,600 people as ministers promise payments won't change during Level 5
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

PUP claimants reach 335,600 people as ministers promise payments won't change during Level 5

Updated Jan 5th 2021, 3:38 PM 51,598 Views 57 Comments

The scheme has cost the State over €5 billion since last March.

# pup - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

New arrangements for people to claim Pandemic Unemployment Payment between now and new year
# Pup Payments
# Pup Payments

New arrangements for people to claim Pandemic Unemployment Payment between now and new year

Dec 22nd 2020, 3:06 PM 89,016 Views 10 Comments

Minister Heather Humphreys said applications would be processed “without delay”.

# pup - Monday 21 December, 2020

Number receiving Pandemic Unemployment Payment falls 28,500 in one week
# PUP
# PUP

Number receiving Pandemic Unemployment Payment falls 28,500 in one week

Dec 21st 2020, 4:38 PM 11,036 Views 9 Comments

Claimants will receive a double payment tomorrow to cover both this week and next week.

# pup - Monday 14 December, 2020

40,000 people close PUP claims and return to work as €90 million paid out this week
# PUP
# PUP

40,000 people close PUP claims and return to work as €90 million paid out this week

Dec 14th 2020, 6:01 PM 14,527 Views 8 Comments

There are just over 300,000 people in receipt of the pandemic unemployment payment.

# pup - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

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

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

Dec 9th 2020, 4:44 PM 70,437 Views 19 Comments

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

# pup - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Man arrested after phishing email used to make fraudulent PUP claims
# Fraud
# Fraud

Man arrested after phishing email used to make fraudulent PUP claims

Dec 8th 2020, 3:43 PM 13,908 Views 0 Comments

Personal data was collected through a phishing email and used to make applications for the pandemic unemployment payment.

# pup - Thursday 3 December, 2020

The largest cohort on the PUP right now? Workers in accommodation and food services
# Out Of Work
# Out Of Work

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

Dec 3rd 2020, 6:30 AM 36,249 Views 7 Comments

Over 102,321 people in the sector are on the payment.

# pup - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Pandemic Unemployment Payment arrears to be paid to 286,000 recipients today
# Money Owed
# Money Owed

Pandemic Unemployment Payment arrears to be paid to 286,000 recipients today

Dec 1st 2020, 12:43 PM 25,307 Views 22 Comments

Some cases progressed more slowly due to their complexity and due to inadequate or inaccurate information provided.

# pup - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Christmas Bonus will be paid to over 1.6 million people in early December
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

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

Nov 26th 2020, 8:14 PM 33,986 Views 43 Comments

The bonus will be paid in the week beginning 7 December.

# pup - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to remain open to new applications until 31 March 2021
# Extension
# Extension

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to remain open to new applications until 31 March 2021

Nov 24th 2020, 2:12 PM 19,140 Views 14 Comments

Following a decision in September, the PUP was due to close to new applications on 31 December.

# pup - Monday 23 November, 2020

More than 350,000 people still in receipt of Pandemic Unemployment Payment
# PUP
# PUP

More than 350,000 people still in receipt of Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Nov 23rd 2020, 8:30 PM 18,280 Views 26 Comments

Over €4.3 billion has been issued in total since the PUP was introduced earlier this year.

# pup - Monday 16 November, 2020

Pandemic Unemployment Payment is subject to income tax, Dáil Finance Committee agrees
# PUP
# PUP

Pandemic Unemployment Payment is subject to income tax, Dáil Finance Committee agrees

Nov 16th 2020, 3:40 PM 112,218 Views 53 Comments

The Committee voted in favour of the Finance Bill clause this afternoon.

# pup - Monday 9 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 9th 2020, 6:52 PM 23,643 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.

# pup - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

One in every five people out of work in October
# CSO
# CSO

One in every five people out of work in October

Nov 4th 2020, 12:02 PM 9,165 Views 8 Comments

Young people have been hit especially hard in the latest unemployment figures.

# pup - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Over 34,000 additional people receiving PUP since start of Level 5
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Over 34,000 additional people receiving PUP since start of Level 5

Nov 3rd 2020, 3:52 PM 9,099 Views 13 Comments

Almost 330,000 people are now receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

# pup - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Nearly 300,000 people now in receipt of the PUP as €350 rate returns
# Level 5
# Level 5

Nearly 300,000 people now in receipt of the PUP as €350 rate returns

Oct 27th 2020, 7:02 PM 39,114 Views 23 Comments

Heather Humphreys said this rise reflects the “economic impact” of moving to Level 5.

# pup - Monday 19 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 19th 2020, 10:33 PM 37,691 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
# PUP
# PUP

Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment rises by over 15,000

Oct 19th 2020, 2:03 PM 12,257 Views 26 Comments

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

# pup - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Tánaiste indicates PUP may not be cut in February if pandemic doesn't improve
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Tánaiste indicates PUP may not be cut in February if pandemic doesn't improve

Oct 14th 2020, 9:55 AM 21,203 Views 21 Comments

The PUP is set to be cut again in February with the rate of payment due to be reduced from €250 to €203.

# pup - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 13th 2020, 2:34 PM 45,684 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
# PUP
# PUP

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

Oct 13th 2020, 2:29 PM 48,164 Views 27 Comments

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

# pup - Monday 12 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 12th 2020, 1:41 PM 18,134 Views 26 Comments

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

# pup - Friday 9 October, 2020

Plans to 'reverse PUP cuts and double investment in housing': Sinn Féin launches alternative Budget
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Plans to 'reverse PUP cuts and double investment in housing': Sinn Féin launches alternative Budget

Oct 9th 2020, 3:27 PM 21,553 Views 112 Comments

Sinn Féin said it would aim to spend €18.28 billion in total, €6.28 billion more than the government’s target.

Call for PUP recipients under 25 to have higher rate of payment restored
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Call for PUP recipients under 25 to have higher rate of payment restored

Oct 9th 2020, 6:30 AM 21,151 Views 22 Comments

More than 210,000 people received the payment for the week ending 3 October.

# pup - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

German short-time work benefit model being considered by government ahead of Budget
# Kurzarbeit
# Kurzarbeit

German short-time work benefit model being considered by government ahead of Budget

Sep 30th 2020, 3:10 PM 42,484 Views 12 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said specific sector supports are under consideration.

# pup - Monday 28 September, 2020

Level 3 restrictions on Dublin prompts surge in applications for Pandemic Unemployment Payment
# PUP
# PUP

Level 3 restrictions on Dublin prompts surge in applications for Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Sep 28th 2020, 9:34 PM 24,286 Views 17 Comments

The impact of the Level 3 restrictions is now being reflected in the PUP figures.

# pup - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Cuts to Covid-19 unemployment payments are unfair, Mary Lou McDonald says
# PUP
# PUP

Cuts to Covid-19 unemployment payments are unfair, Mary Lou McDonald says

Sep 27th 2020, 2:55 PM 30,707 Views 122 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader called for the government to reverse the reduction.

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