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Minister Humphreys announces Government decision to make PUP available to those impacted by the new restrictons

Arising from the restrictions that need to be taken to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys, TD has announced that the Government has decided to reopen for a limited period the Pandemic Unemployment Payment to support people who lose employment arising from the new restrictions.

Minister Humphreys commented:

“I know many workers in the hospitality sector will be worried tonight.  The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be open for applications for workers impacted by these latest restrictions.

“My Department is finalising arrangements and full details will be announced, and the scheme will be ready for new applicants, by Tuesday.”

The Department will announce in the coming days further details on how individuals impacted by today’s announcement may apply for PUP.