There has been another small reduction in the number of people in Donegal claiming for the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week.
22,200 people in the county will receive the €350 payment this Tuesday 19th May – down from 22,400 people registered last week.
This week’s figures released by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection do not include those who are stopping payments today.
The Department issued payments valued at €201.8m to 585,000 people nationwide today as part of the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP).
Around 7,000 people are receiving a payment for the first time. This is a reduction of 4,000 on the number of people paid at the same point last week.
There are now over 54,000 employers who have registered with the Revenue Commissioners for the Temporary Covid-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) with at least one subsidy being paid in respect of over 464,000 people under that scheme.
The payments are in addition to the 214,700 people who were reported on the Live Register as of the end of April.
All Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment payments issued will be in recipients’ bank accounts or at their local post office tomorrow, Tuesday 19th May.
Workers who may be returning to work today, 18th May are being reminded to close their claim for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) today in order to make sure that they will not lose out in getting their payment for the previous week – that payment is due to be paid tomorrow, Tuesday 19th May.
Similarly, workers who will be returning to work any time after today, Monday, 18th May must close their claim for the PUP payment on the actual date that they start back at work.
The easiest way to close a claim for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment is online via www.mywelfare.ie. Any worker returning to work with an enquiry about closing their claim, can contact the Department’s dedicated income support helpline at 1890 800 024 (Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm).