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Government to discuss new dole rates for recently unemployed

Jul 25, 2022 08:07 By Shannonside News
Government to discuss new dole rates for recently unemployed Government to discuss new dole rates for recently unemployed
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The measures would be designed to combat 'income shock' for people unexpectedly losing their job.

People who lose their jobs unexpectedly may benefit from higher rates of dole under plans being considered by Government.

Budget 2023 may contain measures which would see PUP style payments, where different rates are received depending on the original wage of the recipient at the time they lost their job.

The Irish Independent reports the measure is aimed at avoiding a sudden 'income shock' for those who suddenly become unemployed.

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Public Affairs expert Gerard Howlin says it's unclear how much it would cost:

Minister Humpries in social protection has yet to really discuss this with Minster Mcgrath in public expenditure.

The government published its expenditure figures for next year.

It says its to have 6.7 billion package. of that there is precisely 1.7 billion viable for new measures.

So how much would that cost and would it be affordable for that sum?

 

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