A Children’s Allowance Supplement has been introduced as from the 1st January 2021 as per budget measures. This is awarded to claimants in receipt of Children’s Allowance. Fostered children are not entitled for this Supplement.
Children’s Allowance beneficiaries who exceed the means testing threshold of €25,318409, will be awarded €50 per child per year. Those not exceeding the means testing threshold will be awarded €70 per child per year. The payment will be issued quarterly, every 13 weeks together with the Children’s Allowance payment. This means that the payable rate will be €12.50 per child (every 13 weeks) for those that exceed the means testing threshold and €17.50 per child (every 13 weeks) for those that do not exceed the means testing threshold. Parents and Legal Guardians with joint custody will each be awarded half the applicable rate.
This also applies to foreigners and is payable in accordance with their Permit Dates.
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General eligibility criteria:
- Awarded to claimants in receipt of Children’s Allowance
- No documentation is required
The process for the payment of the Children’s Allowance Supplement is automatically initiated by the Department of Social Security once a claimant becomes entitled to Children’s Allowance.