Why am I being asked to provide evidence?
The Department has contacted you because it is reviewing your eligibility for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP). You have been asked to provide evidence if one of the following applies to you:
- The Department does not have a record of employment or earnings prior to your PUP claim. To be eligible for PUP you must have lost your insurable employment or self-employment as a direct result of COVID-19.
- Information available to the Department from the Revenue Commissioners indicates that you may currently be in receipt of an employment income. To be eligible for PUP you must be fully unemployed
Examples of evidence you can provide
If you have been asked to provide evidence of earnings prior to your PUP claim
And you were an employee please provide:
- Pay slips or a statement from your employer showing your earnings, tax and PRSI for the weeks you were working prior to claiming PUP
Or if you were self-employed please provide:
- Confirmation of your registration with Revenue including evidence of payment of preliminary tax for 2020 if available.
- Evidence that you were trading before claiming PUP
If you have been asked to provide evidence that you are fully unemployed and do not have an income from employment
Please provide evidence to the Department that your employment has ceased e.g. employer statement, or that the payroll information that we have received is not in relation to employment.
What if I no longer meet the eligibility criteria?
If your circumstances have changed and you are no longer eligible you must close Pandemic Unemployment Payment claim You can close your PUP claim here.