The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance helps towards the cost of uniforms and footwear for school children. The Scheme operates from June to September each year.
The Scheme offers help to school-going children for whom a Qualified Child Increase is payable and is run by the local office of the Health Service Executive (HSE) as part of the Supplementary Welfare Allowance (SWA) Scheme.
The Allowance is not paid for foster children.
Your local office of the Health Service Executive (HSE) will decide if you qualify for this payment.
Click on the following link to the Department of Social Protection for further details and information on: