Families with Children


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€2.4 billion to support Families with Children in 2015

  • The rate of Child Benefit will increase by €5 to €135 per month for each child from January 2015.
Child Benefit
Number of Children 2014 Monthly Rate 2015 Monthly Rate 2015 Annual rate Yearly Increase from 2014
1 child
€130.00
€135.00
€1,620.00
€60.00
2 children
€260.00
€270.00
€3,240.00
€120.00
3 children
€390.00
€405.00
€4,860.00
€180.00
4 children
€520.00
€540.00
€6,480.00
€240.00
5 children
€650.00
€675.00
€8,100.00
€300.00
6 children
€780.00
€810.00
€9,720.00
€360.00
  • Families with twins receive one and a half times the normal monthly rate for each child. Families with multiple births receive Child Benefit at double the normal monthly rate for each child.
  • An extra €2 million will be provided for the Department’s School Meals Programme in 2015.
  • Over €349 million will be provided for Family Income Supplement (FIS) in 2015.
  • The Qualified Child Increase which is paid to people getting weekly social welfare payments is maintained.
  • The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance is also maintained.
Last modified:14/10/2014