In 2012 the Department of Social Protection will pay BTSCFA automatically to a large number of qualified people. This means that many families do not have to apply for the payment. If you received this payment last year and your circumstances have not changed you should receive a letter by 20 June 2012 stating when and how your allowance will be paid. If you haven’t received a notification letter by 20 June and are eligible for the allowance, you should make an application. Application forms will be available from Friday 8th June 2012 in all social welfare offices and online at welfare.ie. You can also request a form by SMS (text message).
If you do not receive an automatic payment you must apply for the Allowance. Applications must be received before the end of September.
You can read Frequently Asked Questions about the BTSCFA.