ADDITIONAL OR EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS PAYMENTS

Created on: December 15, 2023
Modified on: February 2, 2024

For additional needs payments information please click here: gov.ie – Basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance (www.gov.ie)

 

Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance

The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance is a means-tested once-off payment aimed at helping families with the extra costs of clothing and footwear when children start school each autumn. The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance scheme is open from 1 June to 30 September each year.

For more information click here: gov.ie – Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (www.gov.ie)

 

Fuel Allowance

If you are in receipt of a long term Social Welfare Payment (more that 1 year with at least 312 claim paid days) you may be entitled to a Fuel Allowance Payment. Please note that you will not qualify for this payment if you reside in accommodation that provides low cost subsidised heating.

For more information click here: gov.ie – Fuel Allowance (www.gov.ie)

 

 

An income Means Assessment is carried out on all Allowance payments.

Information on how a means assessment is completed can be found here: gov.ie – Operational Guidelines: Means Assessment (www.gov.ie)

 

Please note! If your personal or family circumstances change you must notify your Local Intreo Office to avoid sanctions.