Still time to apply for Back to School Allowance

The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance for the 2012/13 school year is still open for applications until the end of September.

The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance for the 2012/13 school year is still open for applications until the end of September.

Fine Gael Councillors, Gordon Hughes and Enda McGloin are encouraging people to apply for this Allowance noting that the payment rates for the 2012 Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance scheme are €150 in respect of children aged 4 to 11 on 30th September 2012 and €250 for children aged 12 to 22 on 30th September 2012.

€63.7 million has been made available by the Government this year for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance scheme.

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 local offices and online at www.welfare.ie. You can also request a form by texting FORM BTSCFA followed by your address to 51909.

While applications are accepted up until the end of September, you are advised not to delay it may take several weeks to process an application.