On the 2nd July 2015 entitlement to One-Parent Family Payment (OFP) ends where the youngest child has reached 7 years.
Approximately 31,850 lone parents in receipt of OFP will no longer be eligible for OFP from July 2015.
Over the coming months the Department of Social Protection will send out letters to parents informing them of what will happen when their payments cease.
- Parents in receipt of OFP and Family Income Supplement will receive a letter regarding their situation. See sample letter.
- Parents in receipt of OFP and half rate Carer’s Allowance will receive a letter regarding their situation.
- Some parents will be invited to an information seminar where they will be given information about the other social welfare payments that they may qualify for when their OFP payment stops. See sample letter.