Thursday, 8 October 2020

Ceisteanna (209)

Bernard Durkan


209. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection if eligibility for the pandemic unemployment payment can be reconsidered in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29330/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

One of the conditions for receipt of the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) is that individuals must have last worked on or after 6th March 2020.

Departmental records (which have been confirmed by the Department's PUP review section) show that a Covid PUP application from Ms. Ali, dated 25th March 2020, was received and processed in the Department on 7th April 2020.

Ms. Ali stated on the PUP application that her last date of employment was 28 February 2020. On this basis, as Ms. Ali's employment ceased before 6th March 2020, she would not have an entitlement to the PUP.

The position remains that if Ms. Ali can provide proof of employment which meets the conditions of the scheme, and that evidence can be verified by the Revenue Commissioners, then her case will be re-examined.