The higher rate of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment is being restored to 350 euro.
Those who were earning 400 euro a week or more before the pandemic will be eligible to receive the original rate.
A total of 244 thousand people will receive the PUP tomorrow, which is an increase of 15 thousand since last week.
The second lockdown is going to cost the state around 1.2 billion euro in increased social welfare payments alone.
It will also likely result in the loss of 150,000 jobs.