Monday, 23rd July 2018
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Help with school costs

QMy four-year-old son is starting primary school in September. My only income is my One-Parent Family Payment and €120 from a part-time job. I don't get any maintenance and I'm worried about the extra costs involved in sending my son to school. What help can I get?

AAs you are getting a social welfare payment, you may be entitled to the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BSCFA) which can help with back-to-school expenses.

Your weekly income must be below a certain level.

You are currently getting a One-Parent Family Payment of €229.80 (including a child payment) and earning €120.

Your weekly income of €349.80 is below the income limit of €425.10 for a lone parent with one child so you qualify for BSCFA.

In 2018, the payment is €125 for a qualified child aged 4

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