School and Year Start-up Payment
If you are receiving the Unsupported Child’s Benefit (UCB) or the Orphan’s Benefit (OB), you are eligible for a School and Year Start-up Payment. The School and Year Start-up Payment is to help you with school-related costs at the beginning of the year such as clothing, stationery and school fees.
What you can receive is based on the age of the children in your care.
|Age of child (at end of February)||Payment|
|0 – 4 years||$400|
|5 – 9 years||$450|
|10 – 13 years||$500|
|14 years and over||$550|
Applications are open from now to 28 February 2022.
For more information and to apply online, click the button below: