Budget 2003 - Families and Children

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  • Child Benefit increases to €125.60 for each of the first two children and to €157.30 for the third and each subsequent child.
    (April 2003)
  • Back to School Clothing & Footwear Allowance to be increased by €30 to €150 for children aged 12 years and over.
    (June 2003)
  • Family Income Supplement (FIS) weekly income thresholds to be increased by €17 per week to benefit every family on FIS. See Table overleaf.
    (January 2003)
  • Child Dependent Allowance to be paid to people who are getting short-term Social Welfare payments for 27 weeks or more where their children are in full time education up to the age of 22 years, or up to the end of the academic year after their 22 nd birthday.
    (October 2003)
  • School Meals Scheme to be enhanced.

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Last modified:25/11/2008

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