A Laois/Offaly TD is welcoming the clarification.
Those receiving the pandemic unemployment payment and temporary wage subsidy will get paid contributions for the time they were on the schemes.
Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty made the clarification to allay concerns that the measures would affect entitlement to the state pension or other short-term social welfare payments.
The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection is working to draft the required legislation.
Laois/Offaly Fianna Fáil TD Sean Fleming says it's an important issue to have clarity on: