Parents receiving PUP will be eligible for Back to School Allowance

Parents who are receiving the  will be entitled to claim the Back To School Clothing and Footwear allowance.

The Department of Social Protection is making €153 million available to include parents who have lost their jobs due to Covid-19 – up from €53 million last year.

The allowance is worth €150 for a child aged between 4 to 11, and €275 for 12 to 22-year-olds.

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys says people need to get their applications in as soon as possible: