Extra €100 per child added to Tuesday's child benefit payments 3 months ago

Extra €100 per child added to Tuesday's child benefit payments

This will help over 1.2 million children in Ireland.

Tomorrow's child benefit payments will see an extra €100 added to help families with the cost-of-living crisis.

The measure was announced in last year's budget and will help 1.2 million children in over 650,000 families nationwide.

The €100 per child will be added to the original €140 per child that's given on a monthly basis.

Social Protection Minister, Heather Humphreys said she was "deeply conscious of the difficulties families are facing right now in meeting their bills."

She said: "I’m pleased to confirm that I have cosigned the regulations along with Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe, which will put this €100 increase into effect.

"Parents who receive the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance will also get an additional €100 for each child this summer".

Child benefit is a monthly payment of €140 for each child up to the age of 16, or 18 when they are in full time education or have a disability.




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