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All You Need To Know About The New Pandemic Unemployment Payment Bands

Thousands of people receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will see their entitlement fall by u...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

7:15 PM - 17 Sep 2020



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

All You Need To Know About The New Pandemic Unemployment Payment Bands

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

7:15 PM - 17 Sep 2020

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Thousands of people receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will see their entitlement fall by up to €100 a week from today.

The top rate for those laid off due to COVID-19 was previously €350 a week, which applied to those who had been earning more than €200 a week before the pandemic.

However, the top rate will now fall to €300 for people who were previously earning over €300 a week, and there will also be a new rate of €250 for those whose pre-COVID earnings were between €200 and €300 a week.

The lower rate of €203 for those earning less than €200 remains the same.

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, Fine Gael TD for Dun Laoghaire, and Bríd Smith, People Before Profit TD for Dublin South-Central, joined us to discuss this.

All You Need To Know About The New Pandemic Unemployment Payment Bands

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