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Department To Stop Issuing Pandemic Payments To Recipients In Wicklow

The last remaining recipients of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be move to jobseeker's today.

The PUP has been in place for two years and cost the State €9 billion.

It was a universal payment, and supported tens of thousands of people who were impacted by the pandemic.

At one point a flat rate of €350 per week was provided, before the sum was restructured and reduced over time.

In January the scheme was closed to new applicants.

More than 44,000 people, who remained on it, received their final payment last week.

Those who're eligible will be transferred to jobseeker's today, bringing an end to the emergency support.



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