Monthly payment for households accommodating Ukrainian refugees now available

The first Accommodation Recognition Payment of €400 will be made on August 9th

Applications have been opened for a monthly €400 payment for households accommodating those fleeing from the war in Ukraine.

The first Accommodation Recognition Payment (ARP) will be made on Tuesday, August 9th, the Department of Children, which is overseeing the scheme, announced.

Payments will then be lodged on the second Tuesday of each month and can be backdated to March 4th.

“The payment is a recognition of the generosity of people who have made accommodation available to victims of a humanitarian crisis, and it is linked to a minimum hosting commitment of six months,” the department said on Tuesday. The scheme is due to run until next March.


The same legislation underpinning the ARP will allow beneficiaries of the temporary protection in Ireland to access the National Childcare Scheme.

“Since the start of the Ukrainian crisis and the arrival in Ireland of those fleeing war, a warm welcome has been extended by the Irish public to those in need of shelter and safety,” Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said.

“Offers of accommodation from the general public are appreciated and they greatly assist with the challenge of sourcing suitable accommodation for some 40,000 people who have arrived here.”

Mark Hilliard

Mark Hilliard

Mark Hilliard is a reporter with The Irish Times