Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Questions (579, 580)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

579. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Social Protection the operational guidelines in place for applicants that have previously accessed Covid-19 income supports who are now applying for income support having lost work as a direct result of the recent level 3 restrictions put in place in County Dublin. [27108/20]

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Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

580. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Social Protection the operational guidelines in place for applicants who have not previously accessed Covid-19 income supports and are now applying for income supports having lost work as a direct result of the recent level 3 restrictions put in place in County Dublin. [27109/20]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 579 and 580 together.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is available to employees and the self-employed who have lost their job on or after 13 March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Where a person has returned to work and loses their employment due to the Covid-19 pandemic before the end of the year, they can re-apply for PUP.

The quickest and easiest way to apply for the payment is online at mywelfare.ie.

Information on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment is available on www.gov.ie under the pandemic unemployment payment section with detailed guidance on how the scheme operates provided for employees and the self-employed.   These  operational guidelines continue to be updates as changes occur to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

I hope that this clarifies the position for the Deputy.