Thursday, 8 October 2020

Ceisteanna (212)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

212. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Social Protection if a pandemic unemployment payment will be reinstated to a higher rate in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29455/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

Since the 17th of September, the rate of all Pandemic Unemployment Payments (PUP) are related to the prior earnings of the customer.

The entitlement to PUP of the person concerned has been re-rated to a rate of €250 per week – this is based on a combination of her 2019 self employment income and earnings. I understand that the arrears of PUP arising from this re-rating will be authorized for issue next week.