Secondary Benefits

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This is a payment from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection under the Supplementary Welfare Allowance scheme, aimed at supporting families with the cost of school uniforms and footwear.

Fuel Allowance

Fuel Allowance is an additional weekly social welfare payment of €33 for those in receipt of certain social welfare payments. It is aimed at meeting the extra costs of heating a home during the winter months; is payable from April to October and can be paid in two lump sums.