Why does the 3rd and subsequent child get €37 more than the 1st and 2nd children in Children's allowance payments?
One would have thought that an economy of scale would apply with increasing numbers, subject to the obvious fact the parents income is fixed.
The principal cost of children for working parents is Childcare. Some one with 6 kids are much more likely to be able to afford to be a home maker than some one with two kids?
Child Benefit-Information from CitizensInformation.ie
Why are children of multiple births paid additional grants past infancy?
(In addition, a special 'once-off' grant of €635 is paid on all multiple births. Further 'once-off' grants of €635 are paid when the children are 4 years of age and 12 years of age.)