Some One Parent Family recipients will automatically be paid the BTSCFA. If you are one of those who got a letter telling you when and how your allowance is paid then you do not have to do anything. If you are not one of those who got a letter already then you need to apply for the Allowance by filling in application form. As of 2014, this allowance will only be paid in respect of children attending primary or secondary school.
If any of your children are aged 18 or over you must apply for the Allowance for them and give evidence that they are in second-level education. This application must be made even if automatic payments have issued for other children in the family.