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|Are there allowances for returning to school?
Educational welfare in Ireland is beyond your imagination!
Summer vacation is over, children in all schools have begun formal classes, and the annual "disaster" blockbuster "school season" has been staged one after another, which is full of intense learning rhythm and endless homework.
It's also the beginning of school.
The way Irish children start school is different.
In Ireland, children who return to school can receive government subsidies.
Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BSCFA) is a scheme that benefits students:
the government provides a one-time payment to eligible families to help children with the additional costs of attending school each autumn.
This year, the government increased its total expenditure from 2.1 million euros to 49.5 million euros.
The 2018 program has been launched and the deadline for registration is September 30, 2018. The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection of Ireland automatically pays this allowance to eligible families.
Who can receive the return allowance?
Families meeting any of the following conditions are eligible to apply for the return allowance" 1. Families receiving Social Welfare, including salaried family allowance, Back to Work Family Dividend and HSE allowance; 2. Families participating in various employment schemes approved by the government, including the Back to Work Scheme; 3. Families participating in government-approved education or training courses or in the Area Partnership Scheme; 4. Families who attend FET training courses or Filte Ireland training courses.
Amount of subsidy On or before September 30, 2018:
The allowance for each eligible child aged 4-11 is 125 euros.
The allowance for each eligible 12-22-year-old child is 250 euros.
Young people aged between 18 and 22 must attend full-time higher education in order to qualify for application.
How can eligible families apply?
Allowances for children under 18 years of age are automatically granted by the Ministry of Employment Affairs and Social Security.
If your child is 18 years old or older, you must apply for the allowance yourself and confirm that they will return to full-time secondary education in the fall of 2018. Families who need to apply for their own applications need to go to the Intreo Center, local social welfare offices and civic information centers to obtain application forms for return allowances, or download them online, or edit emails to BSCFA@welfare.
to obtain application forms, and then send the application forms and supporting documents to the Ministry of Employment Affairs and Social Security.
In addition to the back-to-school allowance, there are also textbook allowance, boarding allowance in remote areas, exemption from examination fees and other benefits in Ireland, as well as the ECCE scheme introduced earlier, free public education in primary and secondary schools, and the Freefees scheme for higher education, etc. compared with tens of thousands of cram schools and international schools in China, the cost of education in Ireland is the conscience of the industry.
In addition, Ireland also provides policy support for tuition refundable in order to make Ireland's families more autonomous:
up to 20% of eligible applications can cost hundreds or even thousands of euros less.
Generally speaking, most students in private universities are eligible.
If parents pay 3,000 euros and more than one person attends a public school, they can ask for tax rebates and exemptions.
It is noteworthy that 3000 covers many items, including accommodation, utilities, meals, travel, books, medical care, clothing, mobile phones and social expenses.
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