Back to School Allowance (Clothing and Footwear) is due to paid in July. You may qualify if you are getting a social welfare payment (including Working Family Payment, Back to Work Family Dividend and Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment)
The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BTSCFA) helps you meet the cost of uniforms and footwear for children going to school.
The BTSCFA is paid automatically to many families. This means that they do not have to apply for the payment. If you qualify automatically, you will get your payment the week beginning 13 July 2020.
You will need to apply online for the BTSCFA, if you do not get a payment notification letter by 6 July 2020.
The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is a qualifying social welfare payment for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance. However, to get the BTSCFA you will need to satisfy the means test.