Child Benefit rates for each of the first two children unchanged

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  • Child Benefit will be maintained at €140 per month for each of the first two children.
  • The rates applying to the third and subsequent children will be standardised at €140 per child per month over the next two years.
  • The rate for the third child will be €148 and for the fourth and each subsequent child will be €160 from January 2012.
  • While the additional monthly payment for twins and triplets will be maintained, the grant of €635 paid at birth, at 4 years of age and at 12 years of age for these multiple births will cease from January 2012.
  • Changes to the Family Income Supplement, Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance and Domiciliary Care Allowance are outlined overleaf.
Last modified:05/12/2011

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