Government set to give €25 per child extra on the back to school allowance
Good news for parents.
The Government has said that it will provide an extra €25 per child on the back to school allowance this year.
This comes after a funding boost and parents will set to receive payments by the start of next month.
The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance is paid automatically to families across Ireland every year and this year approximately 110,000 families will receive the payment.
Thanks to the additional funding this year the allowance will increase to €150 for children aged between four and 11.
There will also be a €25 increase for children aged 12 and over meaning this year parents will receive €275.
The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BSCFA) is a means-tested once-off payment aimed at helping families with the costs associated with children returning to school in the autumn.
Employment Affairs and Social Protection Minister, Regina Doherty, T.D reminded families that the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance will be made available again this year, and urged families who are not automatically entitled to make an application before the end of September deadline.
"The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance provides a once-off payment to eligible families to assist with the extra costs when children start school each autumn. I was very pleased to secure €56 million in Budget 2019 for this year’s scheme."
For more information about the 2019 budget increase or to apply for the BSCFA visit Welfare.ie.