Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Photo of Michael MoynihanMichael Moynihan (Cork North West, Fianna Fail)
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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]

Photo of Regina DohertyRegina Doherty (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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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.

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