The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BTSCFA) helps you meet the cost of uniforms and footwear for children going to school. The scheme operates from 1st June to 30th September each year.
To get the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance, you (the parent or guardian) must meet a number of conditions:
- You must be getting certain social welfare payments or payments for training, employment schemes or adult education and getting an increase in that payment for the child
- Your total household income must be below a certain amount
- The child/student must be aged between 2 and 22 on or before 30 September of the year you apply and must be in full-time education at a recognised school or college
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