Thursday, 11 February 2021

Questions (171)

Gerald Nash


171. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of UP38 forms that have been received relating to the temporary wage subsidy scheme and a company (details supplied); the number that have been processed; the number of cases that were awarded back-payment; the average level of back-dated payment awarded; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7576/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Department is reviewing 2,698 claims for a jobseeker's payment from employees of the company concerned and is writing to the individual employees requesting that they contact their employer for the information that is required to complete the review. The employer is required to complete a UP38 form in respect of the employee, providing details for each day in the review period on whether the employee was employed/remunerated.

A total of 1,705 UP 38 forms have been returned by employees to my Department so far and the review team has processed a total of 1,520 of these claims to date. Just under 600 of the claims reviewed have been awarded or partially awarded for periods within the review timeframe March to August 2020. The information requested by the Deputy with regard to the average level of back payment awarded is not available.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.