The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance is being made available again this year, and eligible families are being reminded to apply.
The allowance is a once-off payment to eligible families to help with the extra costs when children start school each autumn.
Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty is urging families who are not automatically entitled to the allowance to apply before the end of September deadline.
She says many families can be under a lot of pressure with back to school costs.
While the benefit will be automatically paid to almost 110,000 families for around 200,000 children already registered, she's recommending others check out the scheme to see if they're eligible.
She said: “The income limits for this payment have been adjusted to ensure that the increases in social welfare payment rates introduced by Budget 2019 do not negatively impact on people’s entitlement to the allowance.”
The allowance for each eligible child aged 4-11 on or before 30 September 2019 is €150, and €275 for each eligible child aged 12-22.
More details are available on the Welfare website.