June 2019 issue


School Supplies: financial assistance of $102 in 2019

The purpose of the Supplement for the Purchase of School Supplies is to help parents with children aged 4 to 16 for the school year. The supplement is $102 per eligible child, regardless of family income, provided the child meets the age criteria.

A child's age on 30 September 2019 is the age taken into account for the purpose of determining eligibility for the supplement. For example, if your child turns 4 on or before 30 September 2019, he or she is eligible. However, if your child turns 4 on or after 1 October 2019, he or she is not. You must also be receiving Family Allowance payments in July 2019.

If you meet those criteria, you will automatically receive $102 in July 2019, at the same time as your Family Allowance payments. You do not need to apply.

The Supplement for the Purchase of School Supplies is not taxable and is indexed annually.