School and Year Start-up Payment
The School and Year Start-up Payment is available to people who are caring for someone else's child and helps with the costs that mostly happen at the beginning of the year, in particular pre-school and school-related costs such as clothing, school fees and stationery.
- This is a once-a-year payment.
- You need to apply every year between mid-January and the end of February.
You may be able to receive other financial help with your costs even if you get this payment. Call us to discuss your situation.