How To Genuinely Sell A PUP


July 8

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection’s guidance on its website for how to get the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

July 26

The Business Post reveals that Pandemic Unemployment Payments had been stopped following checks at airports by social welfare officers and gardai.

July 26; Lunchtime

Responding on RTÉ’s The Week in Politics Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said checks were being made because to receive the pandemic payment “you have to be genuinely seeking work“.


July 27: 7.15am

A Department official contacts a webmaster to include under the website’s PUP eligibility criteria: ‘You must be genuinely seeking work‘.



The webmaster replies.


The page is updated

There you go now.

Via Ken Foxe

Right To Know