False claimants who have not worked in the previous 15 years, receive PUP funds: Report

An internal Department of Social Protection Report says that several fake applicants who have not worked in the previous 15 years, received The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) funds. At the beginning of the Covid -19 crisis, an applicant, who listed his last day worked as March 6,2020, and received just under 3000 euros despite … Read more

Number of people receiving PUP increased; 14,439 people received Enhanced Illness Benefit

The number of people receiving Pandemic Unemployment Payments (PUP) has increased within two weeks as the Covid-19 cases surged to record high in Ireland. This week the Department of Social Protection issued weekly payments valued at €16.66 million to 66,905 people in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment. This represents an increase of 9,302 on … Read more

A number of Covid restrictions return in Ireland; Minister confirms PUP reintroduction

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys has confirmed reintroduction of Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) following the latest implementation of Covid restrictions in Ireland. Taoiseach Micheál Martin had yesterday announced more strict measures such as closing of night clubs in order to prevent further spread of Covid in the society. “I know many workers will be … Read more

Happy Christmas! All social welfare payments including PUP will be paid from next week

The social welfare payments will be paid from next week ahead of Christmas, the Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys has confirmed. It will cost €1.4 million this time and most of the recipients will get the amount before Christmas. The payments for pensioners, people with disabilities, carers, lone parents and people who are long-term unemployed … Read more