Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
1209. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person (details supplied) can appeal the decision to refuse their application for the Covid-19 pandemic unemployment payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5695/20]
It is a condition for receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment that the person should have lost their job as a result of the Covid-19 crisis but have been in employment immediately prior to the 13th March 2020.
I am advised that my Department has no record of an application for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment being received from the customer but I can confirm that the customer made a claim for Jobseekers Allowance on 24th February which was subsequently awarded on 27th February 2020.