Cuts could wreck poorer children’s college chances

“The cutting of child benefit payments to those over the age of 18 could exclude children from lower-income families from third-level education and may even prevent others from completing secondary school, children’s groups said yesterday. In his Budget, Brian Lenihan announced that benefit payments for all children over the age of 18, including the disabled, are to be abolished in 2010, and the payment is to be halved for the same age group for 2009 …” (more)

[Fiach Kelly, Independent, 15 October]

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