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Monday, September 20, 2021

Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) rates cut by €50 from today

People on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) will notice the first deductions from today.

The top two rates on the PUP were reduced by €50 from last Tuesday after being closed to new entrants in July.

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The Government’s plan is to phase out the scheme altogether from February 2022.

However, the Government’s plan to move those on the PUP to standard job seeker’s has been pushed by one month, from the end of September to the end of October.

The reductions being implemented from today will see those receiving €350 per week being cut back to €300.

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Likewise, those who were receiving €300 per week will be cut back to €250.

Anyone who was receiving €250 per week will be cut back to €203, the standard job seeker’s rate.

From late October, anyone on the €203 rate will be moved to the standard job seeker’s payment.

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