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Back to Education Allowance

The Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) is a scheme for unemployed people, lone parents and people with disabilities who are getting certain payments from the Department of Social and Family Affairs. The allowance can be paid to people who wish to do or take approved second or third level courses of education. BTEA is not an unemployment payment. Participants get a standard rate of payment which is not means tested.
For more information please see the web site of the department of Family & Social Affairs or contact your local Social Welfare Office.
Updated: Wed, 30 Dec 2009 10:26:52 GMT