School and Year Start-up Payments
24 December 2015.
Applications for the 2016 School and Year Start-up Payments will open on 11 January and close on 29 February.
This payment is available to carers receiving Orphan’s or Unsupported Child’s Benefit.
It helps with pre-school or school-related costs that mostly happen at the beginning of the year, such as clothing, fees and stationery.
The amount paid depends on the age of the child.
We'll be contacting carers in January to remind them to apply.