Longford Westmeath TD Kevin 'Boxer' Moran is urging eligible parents to apply for the Back to School Allowance as the opening date for applications approaches.
The 2016 scheme officially commenced on June 1 with application forms being available from this Friday (June 10).
“The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance is a very important scheme as it helps parents meet the cost of uniforms and footwear for children going to school,” he said.
Application forms are available in all social welfare local offices and online at www.welfare.ie. You can also request a form by texting FORM BTSCFA followed by your address to 51909