COVID-19 UNEMPLOYMENT PAYMENT EXTENSION SHOULD ADDRESS OLDER PEOPLE’S EXCLUSION – BRENDAN SMITH TD

29 May 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan/Monaghan Brendan Smith has said that any extension of the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment should address the fact that those over 66 who were still working weren’t eligible for it. Deputy Smith said: “I have repeatedly raised with the Minister for Social Protection and Employment Affairs Regina Doherty the need for those who are over 66 to be eligible for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment should they meet the other qualifying criteria. “I have encountered…

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