2,568 families in Kilkenny to recieve Back to School payments early next month
MORE than 2,500 Kilkenny families will receive the Back to School clothing and footwear allowance early next month, Minister John Paul Phelan confirmed today.
The Kilkenny TD also urged families who don’t receive an automatic payment to make an application for the allowance.
Minister Phelan said: “My colleague the Minister for Social Protection, Regina Doherty, has confirmed to me that the Back to School clothing and footwear allowance will be made available again this year.
“The Back to School clothing and footwear allowance is a once-off payment to assist eligible families with the extra costs when children start school each autumn. In 2018, 2,568 Kilkenny families received the allowance to help them with the cost of school clothing and footwear at what is an expensive time of year.”
Minister Phelan said most eligible families will receive an automatic payment from the week beginning July 8. He said these families will receive written confirmation before the end of the month informing them of their automatic entitlement.
To qualify for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance, a person must be in receipt of certain social welfare payments or taking part in training, employment or adult education schemes and their income must not exceed the threshold.
To apply for the allowance, log on to: www.mywelfare.ie or pick up application form from June 24 at your local Intreo Centre. You can also get this form by texting ‘Form BTSCFA’ followed by your name and address to 51909, or by sending an email to BSCFA@welfare.ie.