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Kerry councillor calls for cut off age for child benefit to be increased

Jul 22, 2021 17:07 By radiokerrynews
Kerry councillor calls for cut off age for child benefit to be increased Kerry councillor calls for cut off age for child benefit to be increased
Cllr Dan McCarthy (Non-Party) Kenmare area Kerry County Council Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone : 00 353 87 26 72 033 Land Line : 00 353 66 71 22 981 E/Mail : [email protected] Web Site : www.dwalshphoto.ie ALL IMAGES ARE COVERED BY COPYRIGHT ©
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A Kerry County Councillor is calling for the cut-off age for child benefit to be increased.

Independent councillor Dan McCarthy wants the relevant authorities to increase the children's allowance cut-off age from 18 to 21 years of age.

Cllr McCarthy brought a motion on the matter before the monthly meeting of Kerry County Council.

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He says many young people are remaining in education into their early 20s and he feels it would be beneficial for families.

Cllr McCarthy says the pandemic and changes in society have made it more difficult for parents:

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