|Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance|
It is expected that the administrative arrangements for the 2019/20 Scheme will be largely the same as last year. This means that the majority of Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance entitlements will be fully automated with no application form required from previous customers. If you qualify, you'll receive a letter confirming your automated payment. If you have not received a letter confirming an automated payment by the end of 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.
From 24 June 2019, Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance application forms will be available from your Intreo Centre, local Social Welfare Branch Office, Citizens Information Centre and online here. An application form can also be requested by SMS (text message) by texting Form BTSCFA followed by your name and address to 51909 or by emailing the Department at BSCFA@welfare.ie.
You can get help with filling in your application form at your Intreo Centre, Social Welfare Branch office or nearest Citizens Information Centre.
Click here for further information on the scheme