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Covid Wage Subsidy Scheme & Unemployment Payment Extended To August

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

12:50 PM - 5 Jun 2020



The Covid-19 wage subsidy scheme has been extended until August.

Minister for Finance Pashal Donohoe made the announcement this afternoon.

So far, more than 58,300 employers have registered for the scheme.

Over  €1.37 billion has been paid out which has supported more than 514,700 workers.

Meanwhile, the pandemic unemployment payment is to continue until at least Phase 5 of the Roadmap for Re-opening Society and Business – currently scheduled for August 2020.

Around 545,000 thousand people were in receipt of the PUP this week.

From June 29th, a two-tier payment structure will come in to force:

  • For those whose prior employment earnings were €200 per week or higher (about 75% of recipients), the PUP rate will remain at €350 per week;
  • For those whose prior employment earnings were up to €199.99 per week (about 25% of recipients), the PUP rate will be €203 per week - the primary rate of payment of the Jobseeker’s Benefit scheme


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