The Government is set to approve tomorrow a €400 monthly payment for all households hosting people from Ukraine.

It is understood agreement has been reached tonight that the Department of Social Protection will administer the payment.

Homeowners will be asked to forward their bank details to the Department to receive the payment.

Legislation will have to pass in the Oireachtas before the payments can be made and this might not be completed until July. However, the money will be backdated.

In the morning, the Cabinet will also be updated on the availability of accommodation for those arriving from Ukraine.

This month some 5,000 beds will be made available through vacant student accommodation.