I propose to take Questions Nos. 579 and 580 together.
The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is available to employees and the self-employed who have lost their job on or after 13 March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Where a person has returned to work and loses their employment due to the Covid-19 pandemic before the end of the year, they can re-apply for PUP.
The quickest and easiest way to apply for the payment is online at mywelfare.ie.
Information on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment is available on www.gov.ie under the pandemic unemployment payment section with detailed guidance on how the scheme operates provided for employees and the self-employed. These operational guidelines continue to be updates as changes occur to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.
I hope that this clarifies the position for the Deputy.