Budget 2008 - Supports for Families and Children

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  • Child Benefit lower and higher rates to increase to €166 and €203 per month benefiting 1.17 million children.
  • Qualified Child Allowance to increase by €2 to €24 per week.
  • Additional €2 million funding for School Meals Scheme.
  • All FIS thresholds to increase by €10 per week per child.
  • Back to School Clothing and Footwear Scheme will increase by €20 per child.
  • Early Childcare Supplement will increase by €100 per child per year.

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Last modified:25/11/2008

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