Fine Gael’s Cllr Conor Delaney has confirmed that the Back-to-School Clothing and Footwear Allowance for the 2013/14 school year is open for applications until the end of September 2013.
“The Back-to-School Clothing and Footwear Allowance helps families meet the cost of uniforms and footwear for children going to school. The scheme operates from June to September each year. The payment rates for the 2013 Back-to-School Clothing and Footwear Allowance scheme are €100 in respect of children aged 4 to 11 years on September 30, 2013 and €200 for children aged 12 to 22 years on September 30, 2013,” explained Cllr Delaney.
“Families who received the payment in the past may have received this year’s payment already. But if you think you might be eligible, applications are available in all social welfare office and online at www.welfare.ie
“While applications are accepted until the end of September, you are advised not to delay as it may take several weeks to process an application,” Cllr Delaney said