Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (511)

Cormac Devlin

Question:

511. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will review the matter. [7112/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

According to the information supplied to my Department by Revenue, earnings in 2019 for the person concerned amount to €20,751 with 52 Class S PRSI contributions giving average weekly earnings of €399.06.

In line with Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) scheme guidelines the correct weekly rate of payment for a person within the earnings band of €300-€399.99 is €300 per week.

My officials have reviewed the PUP claim for the person concerned and advised that the correct rate of payment has been applied based on the information available to my Department.

If the person concerned feels that these earnings are inaccurate, it is open to him to supply documentation to support this. However, it is important to note that my Department will only accept earnings which have been notified to Revenue and have been subject to PRSI.

Requests for a review of earnings should be emailed to PUPearningscheck@welfare.ie and all supporting documentation included. Alternatively, the person concerned can write to PUP Rerate Requests, DSP, Intreo Centre, Cork Road, Waterford including all supporting documentation.

The case will then be reviewed and any necessary follow up action taken.

I trust this clarifies the matter.