A targeted cost-of-living package and some universal payments have been approved by the Irish government.
It includes €400 million (£352 million) to be set aside for social safety net programs.
After specifics were decided upon during a meeting on Monday night, the plan was approved by the cabinet on Tuesday morning.
The measures include a €100 (£88) lump sum payment of child benefit per child and an additional €100 for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance.
The Working Family Payment, low-income families, single parents, and recipients of disability benefits will all receive an additional €200 (£176) in April.
Pensioners will also receive a bonus payment of €200 (£176).
However, Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar confirmed that there won't be a €200 (£176) extra energy payment in May and that this will be revisited in the following budget.
The 9 percent VAT rate on gas and electricity, which was scheduled to increase at the end of the month, will remain in effect, he continued.