The Government has approved future plans for the PUP as follows:

  • PUP is closed for new applications on 22 January 2022 in line with the decision by the Government to lift public health restrictions.
  • From 8 March 2022, anyone still in receipt of PUP will move to a weekly rate of €208. This is a four-week extension on what was previously announced.
  • Recipients of PUP will start transitioning to standard jobseeker terms, and if eligible, will move onto a jobseeker payment with effect from 5 April 2022.

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