Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance


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Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance 2019

 

The Department expects some 150,000 payments for Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance to be made this Summer.

Most payments will happen automatically and will be paid the week commencing 8th July.   Notification will issue to  these customers during the month of June. 
If you have not received notification of an automated payment by the end of June you will need to submit an application, even if you received the payment last year.

From 24th June 2019, you can apply for Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance online on www.mywelfare.ie.  To apply online you must have a Public Services Card and a verified MyGovID account.
If you do not have a Public Services Card, you can make an appointment to get one at www.mywelfare.ie

Alternatively, you can submit an application form. Click here for application form. Application forms are also available from the 24th June 2019

  • in Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection offices,
  • by texting “form BTSCFA” followed by your name and address to 51909, or
  • by downloading the from this web page. 

Completed application forms should be returned to:
Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance section,
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection,
Social Welfare Services Office,
College Road,
Sligo, F91 T384 
by closing date 30th September 2019.
 
Opening Hours: Phone line: 9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
Tel:(071) 919  3318  (If calling from outside the Republic of Ireland please call +353 71 919 3318)

Locall:1890  66 22 44 (Note: the rates charged for using 1890 (Lo-call) numbers may vary. Calls made from mobile phones may be charged at significantly higher rates)
 
Email:
bscfa@welfare.ie  More detailed information on the scheme is available here

Last modified:14/06/2019
 

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