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: