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Covid-19 Unemployment Pay Stopped For Those Heading Abroad On Holidays

104 people had their pandemic unemployment pay stopped for travelling abroad, following checks carried out by the Department of Social Protection at airports.

According to the Sunday Business Post, social welfare officers and gardai are checking the names of departing passengers to see if any of them are claiming welfare supports.

Meanwhile a number of social welfare payments which were being given out fortnightly due to the pandemic are reverting to being paid weekly.
They include one-parent family payment, working family payment, illness benefit, jobseeker's allowance and jobseeker's benefit.
Most will start to get their weekly payment from the week beginning the 17th of August, with some getting it from the week starting the 10th of August.
The Department of Social Protection says some will still be paid fortnightly, including those in receipt of pensions, carer's allowance and carer's benefit.


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