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The age limit for One-Parent Family Payment (OFP) reduced to 7 years in July 2015. People who no longer qualify for OFP because their youngest child is over the age limit may be eligible for other income supports. This document outlines your options.
The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance is paid each year to families on certain social welfare payments and other benefits. The scheme helps families with the cost of sending children back to school.
Deserted Wife’s Benefit is a social insurance payment made to women who were deserted by their husbands. This payment closed to new applicants in January 1997. Some women, however, continue to get a deserted wife's payment.