Back to school allowance
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.
It is a means tested payment so there are income limits that apply:
In 2020, the rate of payment was €150 per child aged 4 – 11 and for children aged 12 -22 it was €275.
The scheme operates from the 1st June to the 30th September.
More information is available at the link below:
Fuel Allowance is a payment that helps with the cost of heating your home during the colder months. It is paid to people who are dependent on long-term social welfare or Health Service Executive (HSE) payments, including one parent families and it provides some contribution to the increased cost of heating bills in the winter.
and you are living alone or with dependent children.
For the full list of qualifying payments see www.welfare.ie
The Fuel Allowance is €28 per week and is paid for 28 weeks of the year from October to April. The fuel allowance is paid in the same way as you receive your main payment.
The payment can also be made in two lump sum payments.
More information on applying for the allowance is available at the link below