Then Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, at the Public Services Card Centre, D’Olier House in Dublin after he registered for a Public Services Card in October 2016
The new National Childcare Scheme will take effect on October 29.
It will see parents applying for subsidies in person rather than through their childcare provider.
The only way parents can apply for the subsidies will be through MyGovID – for which you need a Public Services Card.
Further to this, Cianan Brennan, in The Irish Examiner, reports:
From the scheme’s inception, as previously reported by the Irish Examiner, the only way to apply for those subsidies will be via MyGovID, the online face of the PSC, which requires the individual verification of each cardholder.
A postal application option is slated to go live in late January 2020 —however, subsidies will not be backdated.
It can now be revealed that the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER), the lead body behind the expansion of the card to services such as passport applications, ordered the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) to drop a secondary online authentication method so that MyGovID would be the only application portal available.