Further drop in those receiving PUP payment in Donegal


The number of people receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment has decreased by 4,000 nationally, and almost 200 in Donegal.

Just over 465,000 will receive a total of €139 million euro today, almost 16,000 of them in Donegal.

In Donegal, 15,854 are receiving the payment today, down 196 on last week, a drop of 1.2%.

However, it's still just under 30% down on the May 2020 total of 22,700.

4,203 people in the county are now claiming Enhanced Illness Benefit, up 44 on last week and up 97 on the week before that.

Across the state, 9,372 people have closed their pandemic payment accounts over the past week, 382 of them in Donegal. That's up from 200 the previous week.