Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
1008. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of farmers who have been granted the pandemic unemployment payment since it was introduced; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11149/20]
To receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP), a person must have been in employment or self-employment in March, and must have lost their employment as a result of the public health emergency.
I am advised that it is not possible to provide the information sought by the Deputy. However some 10,047 people who previously worked in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing sectors have received at least one Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) since the payment was introduced on March 16th 2020. This sector data is based on industry of the recipient's last known employer, and does not reflect the current sector for PUP recipients who are self-employed.