The Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton (above), has told families facing a cut of up to one-third in their school-children’s clothing and footwear allowance they can get very good value in some shops.
The children of most welfare recipients qualify for support under the scheme.
The payment has been reduced from €150 to €100 for primary school children and from €250 to €200 for secondary and third level students below the age of 22.
“There is a lot of good value in shops in relation to clothing and footwear,” Ms Burton told journalists when questioned…
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