104 people have had their Covid-19 unemployment payment cancelled due to international travel

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The Department of Social Protection has confirmed that 104 people have had their €350 Covid payment stopped due to overseas travel.

The department said that the clear advice from Government remains that it is safer to stay at home this summer and that the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) is paid to people who are genuinely seeking work.

The statement said, “Since 7th July, 104 cases of Pandemic Unemployment Payment have been stopped as a result of work done in the airports. In addition, 44 other social welfare payments have also been closed.”