0800 693 323

School and Year Start-up Payment

If you are receiving the Unsupported Child’s Benefit (UCB) or the Orphans Benefit (OB) you are eligible to receive 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 Payment
0 – 4 years $400
5 – 9 years $450
10 – 13 years $500
14 + years $550

Applications are open from 11 January to 28 February 2021.

For more information and to apply online, click the button below: