Child Benefit rates will reduce but there will be no change to other supports for children

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  • Child Benefit rates will be €140 per month for the 1 st and 2 nd child, €167 per month for the 3 rd child and €177 for the 4 th and subsequent children.
  • Additional benefit and grants for multiple births will continue to be paid.
  • There will be no change to the weekly Qualified Child Increase paid to those getting weekly social welfare payments.
  • The following schemes have been fully maintained: Family Income Supplement, Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance, Domiciliary Care Allowance and Widowed Parent Grant.
Last modified:07/12/2010

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