The number of Donegal workers on Covid-19 emergency payment has dropped by 900 this week.
18,100 people in Donegal will receive the €350 payment tomorrow (Tuesday).
The figure is expected to fall further as 1,100 people in the county close their payments from next week.
Today, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection issued payments valued at €174.6m to 498,700 people on Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP).
Since last week’s payment, 33,000 people nationally have closed their claim for a Pandemic Unemployment Payment. Of these, 21,900 will be receiving their last payment tomorrow.
As well as those availing of the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment, there are now over 60,600 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 532,000 people under that scheme since it began.
There are now 1,200 people in Donegal up who have been medically certified for receipt of the Covid-19 Enhanced Illness Benefit.