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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 25 November 2021

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Ceisteanna (69)

Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

69. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Social Protection the estimated cost of the pandemic unemployment payment, since its introduction and until its projected cessation. [57982/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The estimated cost of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) from its introduction in March 2020 until its cessation in February 2022 will be almost €9.1 billion. This is made up as follows:

- Actual expenditure of €4,983.7 million in 2020;

- An estimated outturn of €4,023.2 million in 2021;

- A provision of €75 million in 2022 as published in the 2022 Budget Day estimate.

In line with the Government’s Economic Recovery Plan, the PUP is gradually changing over a 6-month period to align it with standard jobseeker payments.

Question No. 70 answered with Question No. 31.
Question No. 71 answered with Question No. 29.
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