The Back to School Clothing and Footwear allowance is now available to parents on the pandemic unemployment payment as well as other social welfare payments.
What is Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance?
Back to school Clothing and Footwear Allowance is a payment to help you meet the costs of uniforms and footwear for children going to school.
Who can get Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance?
You may qualify for Back to School Clothing and footwear allowance if:
- You have a child between 4 and 17 or between 18 and 22 in secondary education
- You are getting a qualifying payment from this Department or an approved training course or employment scheme.
- You are getting an Increase for a Qualified Child (applies in most cases).
- You satisfy a means test.
What will you be asked about?
Your claim or payment details.
We will require some information on the payment you currently receive.
Your children’s details
Details such as their names and their PPS numbers.
Your financial situation
Questions about and income, savings or investments you or your partner may have.