$400 Cost of living relief for families

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May 7, 2024

The Victorian government is providing a $400 one-time payment to families of 700,000 students to assist with education expenses like sports, uniforms, or camps.

Premier Jacinta Allan emphasizes support for Victorian families in the state budget, focusing on sensible decisions.

Treasurer Tim Pallas ensures the budget’s decisions won’t negatively impact household income, prioritizing the community’s wellbeing.

Families with children attending state schools or holding concession cards at non-government schools are eligible. The payment, totaling $287 million, will be distributed as credit or vouchers for education-related expenses, benefiting families during the cost-of-living crisis.

How does the payment work?

Families will receive it as either credit or a voucher. The credit can cover school activities, while the voucher can be used for uniforms or supplies. It cannot be used for fees or non-educational expenses. The payment is per child, so a family with two children would receive $800.

For government school attendees, no application is necessary; funds are provided directly to the school. Non-government schools follow the application process of the Camps, Sports, and Excursions Fund.

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