LOCAL FF DEPUTY URGES FAMILIES TO SEEK ‘BACK-TO-SCHOOL’ ALLOWANCE

29 May 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

THE Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth is urging families to apply for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BSCFA) as the scheme opened for applications. Deputy Smyth has received confirmation that the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection will be writing to customers who will be awarded the BSCFA automatically before July 3rd. Deputy Smyth commented, “This will be a pressurising time for young families’ as they grapple with the expense of uniforms, sports gear, school books, stationery and other essential school equipment for the impending school year. These financial costs will be all the more significant this year…

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