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Coronavirus pandemic unemployment payment will be extended until April 2021 in Ireland

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 24, 2020
The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be extended until April of next year according to reports.
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The payment which was brought in at the start of the pandemic will now span to 13 months with this latest extension.

Topics: Ireland

The rate of payment will however be gradually reduced to €203 based on a person's pre-pandemic earnings.

From September 17 people will no longer be able to sign up for the payment.

The top payment rate will drop to €300 from the original €350.

This applies to to everyone who earned over €300 per week before lockdown hit.

People who were on between €200 and €300 before the virus arrived will go from €350 to a rate of €250 RTE News reports.