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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 26 November 2020

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Questions (288)

Bríd Smith

Question:

288. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Social Protection if a matter in relation to an employee who is taken off the pandemic unemployment payment and placed on the employment wage subsidy scheme by his or her employer will be clarified (details supplied). [39274/20]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Department has clarified that a person who has had a reduction in their days of employment, may claim casual jobseeker or Short-Time Work Support payments for days of unemployment, where their employer is claiming the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme for days of employment. The normal scheme rules and application processes apply, including completion of the relevant forms by the employer to certify days of employment and unemployment.

Decisions around individual entitlements to jobseekers claims depend on meeting the eligibility conditions and each case has to be examined on an individual basis to determine the specific arrangements in place.

If the Deputy has a specific case affected by the circumstances as set out, I will arrange for it to be reviewed.

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