Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Questions (798)

Matt Carthy

Question:

798. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if there will be implications on pension contributions for those workers that have availed of the pandemic unemployment payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13441/20]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

In the exceptional circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is the intention of the Government to ensure that former employees entitled to receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment do not have their social insurance contribution records interrupted or otherwise adversely affected.  In this regard, the Department is in the process of developing legislative proposals for consideration by the Government in the near future.

I trust this clarifies the position at this time.