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Children’s Allowance Supplement

Overview

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.

What you’ll get

As from 1st January 2023, Children’s Allowance beneficiaries who exceed the means testing threshold of twenty-five thousand and nine-hundred and twenty-four euro (€25,924), will be awarded one-hundred and forty euro (€140) per child per year.  Those not exceeding the means testing threshold will be awarded one-hundred and sixty euro (€160) per child per year. The payment will be issued quarterly, every thirteen (13) weeks together with the Children’s Allowance payment. This means that the payable rate will be thirty-five euro (€35) per child every thirteen (13) weeks for those that exceed the means testing threshold and forty euro (€40) per child every thirteen (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.

Please click here for a Schedule of Benefits Payment dates.

Eligibility

General eligibility criteria:

  • Awarded to claimants in receipt of Children’s Allowance.

Documentation required

General documentation:

  • No documentation is required.

How to apply

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.