Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance

The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BTSCFA) scheme opened on 1st June 2014. I urge all parents who may be in need of assistance to apply. Your child must be aged between 4-17 on or before 30th September 2014. If they are aged between 18-22 they must be in full-time second level education in a recognised school or college. Follow the link for the application form
http://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Back-to-School-Clothing-and-Footwear-Allowance.aspx

You may qualify for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance if you are:

1. Getting a social welfare payment (including Family Income Supplement) or a Health Service Executive payment

2. Taking part in an approved employment scheme (back to work scheme) including JobBridge

3.Taking part in a recognised education or training course, or
Involved in an Area Partnership Scheme

4. Attending a SOLAS, Fáilte Ireland or LES training scheme