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  • The rate of Child Benefit will be €130 per month for each child. This was announced in December 2012 as part of Budget 2013.
  • The Qualified Child Increase which is paid to people getting weekly social welfare payments is fully maintained.
  • Family Income Supplement (FIS) is also fully maintained. FIS expenditure will be almost €282 million in 2014, with close to 43,000 families benefitting.
  • The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance is unchanged for all children under 18. In 2014 it will continue to be paid for those aged 18 years and over who are in second-level education only, not in third level education. (2014)
Last modified:15/10/2013