Arrangements in place to pay PUP to people who lose their job between now and the New Year

The Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys, TD, announced that arrangements are in place to process new applications made by people for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment over the Christmas period.

Minister Humphreys informed today’s Cabinet meeting of the measures that she has put in place to ensure that those who require PUP income support will, provided they are eligible, receive this as quickly as possible.

Minister Humphreys confirmed that the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be processed for people who apply for the payment throughout the Christmas period:

In essence, anybody who applies for PUP online via MyWelfare.ie anytime up to and including Christmas Eve will receive that payment within a week of their application.

  • A person who makes a new application for PUP in the period from the 18th December up to and including close of business today the 22nd will receive their payment on the 24th of December.
  • A person who makes a new application for PUP by close of business on Wednesday 23rd December will receive payment on Wednesday 30th December.
  • A person who makes a new application for PUP by close of business on Thursday 24th December will receive a payment on Thursday 31st December.
  • A person who makes a new application for PUP on any date from the 25th to close of business on 31st of December will be paid on the normal PUP payment date of Tuesday the 5th of January.

The Social Protection Minister has also said that planned cuts to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be deferred until the end of March at the earliest.

For more information see: gov.ie/…

 

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