AIM Level 7 – 2nd year extensions process during Covid-19
For children who are currently receiving AIM supports and are eligible to avail of a 2nd year of the ECCE programme from September 2020/21:
If the child is eligible and is expected to return to the same pre-school setting for a second year and circumstances have not changed, services in receipt of AIM Level 7 supports must submit a 2nd year extension request for all eligible children. This request can be submitted via the AIM tab on the PIP Portal from Wednesday 6th May. Confirmation of continued support will be contingent on services being advised they can re-open, following Covid-19 closures.
If the child who is currently availing of AIM supports is expected to move to another pre-school in September 2020/21, or a for a child expected to enrol in a first year of ECCE, a new AIM application will need to be made by the new pre-school provider in conjunction with the parent(s).
A further announcement in relation to the timing of new AIM Applications for the 2020/21 programme call will be made shortly.
AIM Level 5
If a child child in receipt of AIM Level 5 equipment is transitioning to school in September 2020, transfer of ownership documents will be issued in due course.If a child in receipt of AIM Level 5 equipment is expected to move to another pre-school in September 2020, a new AIM application must be submitted by the new pre-school provider in conjunction with the parent(s).
A further announcement in relation to the timing of new AIM Level 5 Applications for the 2020/21 programme call will be issued shortly.