People on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment must be "genuinely seeking employment" under legislation passed through the Dáil last night.
104 people had the payment cut for going abroad recently.
Opposition parties had sought to have this requirement removed from the legislation.
The Social Welfare Amendment bill puts the 350 euro emergency payment on a statutory basis.
People Before Profit TD, Brid Smith, says the way the government went about making the amendment was 'sneaky':
'I found the whole thing so sneaky that they have been checking social protection numbers at the airport, that wasn't an announcement'.