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.