Families who qualify for the Back to School Allowance will receive an extra €25 this year.
The payment which will be paid out in the second week of July, is a one off and will increase to €150 for 4 – 11 year old’s from the €125 that was paid last year. There has also been an increase of €25 for children aged 12 and up which sees the rate go from €250 to €275.
To qualify for the allowance, a person must be receiving certain social welfare payments or taking part in training, employment or adult education schemes. The application form to apply for the Back to School allowances will be available at all Intreo Offices from the 24th of June. For more information email BSCFA@welfare.ie or go to www.welfare.ie.