Additional flexibility for self-employed workers on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment

10 December 2020

“Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys, TD, has today announced that self-employed people in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) who are looking to restart their business can now earn up to €960 over an eight week period, while retaining their full PUP entitlement.

This is an increase from the €480 previously allowed over a four week period and allows a self-employed person to take on intermittent jobs or “one-off gigs” without losing their entitlement to PUP. The measure takes effect immediately.

There is no formal application process and a self-employed person simply needs to inform the Department if they earn over €960 in any eight week period.”