Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (515)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

515. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 598 of 13 January 2021, if a pandemic unemployment payment, PUP, overpayment assessed in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will be re-examined; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7190/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The person concerned is not due arrears for the week from 02/10/20 to 08/10/20 as he was overpaid for the week 24/07/20 to 30/07/20. His PUP payment of €203 for the week from 24/07/20 to 30/07/20 was paid into his bank account on 04/08/2020.

Regarding his overpayment, he returned to work on 26/07/20. In normal circumstances the customer would have been entitled to PUP for the week 24/07/20 to 30/07/20 . However, he made a Jobseekers Allowance claim effective from 27/07/20 as he had returned to work as a part-time casual worker. On 07/08/2020 he was paid Jobseekers Allowance of €247.30 for the period from 27/07/2020 to 11/08/2020.

He was not entitled to PUP for the week 24/07/20 to 30/07/20 as he was claiming Jobseekers Allowance for part of this week.

I hope this clarifies the position for the Deputy.

Question No. 516 answered with Question No. 513.