Thousands of people receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will see their entitlement fall by up to €100 a week from today.
The top rate for those laid off due to COVID-19 was previously €350 a week, which applied to those who had been earning more than €200 a week before the pandemic.
However, the top rate will now fall to €300 for people who were previously earning over €300 a week, and there will also be a new rate of €250 for those whose pre-COVID earnings were between €200 and €300 a week.
The lower rate of €203 for those earning less than €200 remains the same.
Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, Fine Gael TD for Dun Laoghaire, and Bríd Smith, People Before Profit TD for Dublin South-Central, joined us to discuss this.