|Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance
How do I know if I am automatically receiving the payment?
It is expected that the administrative arrangements for the 2023 Scheme will be largely the same as last year. Many people will receive the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance payment automatically. Notifications will issue to your MyWelfare accounts or by post in June. If you have not received an award notification for Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance by the 6 June, and you satisfy the qualifying conditions, you will need to make an application online at www.MyWelfare.ie, even if you have automatically received the payment in previous years.
To apply online you must have a verified MyGovID account. Details can be found here on how to verify your MyGovID account. If you have not received a letter confirming an automated payment by mid June you will need to submit an application, even if you received the payment last year.
If you have a child over 18 years who will be returning to second-level education, you will need to apply for the allowance of this child again and provide confirmation that they are returning to second-level education.
To apply online you must have a verified MyGovID account. If you do not have a verified MyGovID account, you can contact the BSCFA contact centre on 071 91 93318 or 0818 11 11 13 and officers will be able to facilitate you becoming MyGovID verified.
You can get also help with applying for a MyGovID at your Intreo Centre, Social Welfare Branch office or nearest Citizens Information Centre.