Helping Families on Assistance With Cost of School Supplies

first_img The Nova Scotia government is once again helping families onincome assistance buy school supplies. Families will receive $50 for each child aged five to 12 and $100for each child 13 years and over who is registered for andattending a public school. The money will be added to incomeassistance cheques that are sent out during the last week ofAugust. Families are not required to apply for this funding. “This is the fourth year in a row that government has providedfunding to support the learning needs of children in families whoreceive assistance,” said David Morse, Minister of CommunityServices. “Providing this extra help will relieve some of theadded financial pressure each new school year brings.” Students can use the funding to buy school supplies and payvarious school fees, such as locker charges. About 9,000 students ages five to 12 will receive the funding,along with about 5,700 students over the age of 13. This year theDepartment of Community Services will provide one million dollarsin assistance for school supplies for families on assistance. COMMUNITY SERVICES–Helping Families on Assistance With Cost ofSchool Supplieslast_img

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