Some 650,000 families will receive an extra €100 per child in Child Benefit payments, the Department of Social Protection has announced.
Families will receive the payment tomorrow, June 6th, 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.
"Extremely important support"
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.”