Three lump sum cost of living payments announced in the Budget will be paid this week.
A €300 fuel allowance payment will be paid to 409,000 households across the country, while a €400 disability support grant will be paid to 214,000 people with disabilities.
45,000 working families will also receive a €400 lump sum payment.
Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys announced details of the payments today.
They are the first of nine lump sum payments to be made between November and January.
People will receive the funds in addition to and on the same day that they usually receive their primary payment.