Families across the country will received an extra €100 per child in Child Benefits tomorrow (Tues).
Some 650,000 families will the extra payments, the Department of Social Protection has announced.
Families will receive the payment as extra support during the cost-of-living crisis.
According to the Government, the additional support means that €240 per child will be paid this month for over 1.2 million children.
The increased Child Benefit payments are part of a package of measures secured by Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys in February, co-signed with Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe.
This increased payment is in addition to the €2.2 billion of supports provided for in Budget 2023.
Ms Humphreys announced that parents who receive the Back-to-School Clothing and Footwear Allowance will also receive an additional €100 for each child this summer.
She said Child Benefit is an “extremely important support” for families in the cost-of-living crisis.
“I’m deeply conscious of the difficulties families are facing right now in meeting their bills,” she said.
“This extra child benefit payment follows the €200 Cost of Living Payment in April, which supported 1.3 million pensioners, carers, people with disabilities and working families.”
“This package of measures, in addition to the €2.2 billion of supports secured as part of Budget 2023, underlines our continued commitment to address the increased cost of living being experienced by families.”