Teachers are on the picket lines at all of the schools across British Columbia

Teachers are on the picket lines at all of the schools across British Columbia

Claims start for $40 education subsidy

Payments will start once teachers'/government labour dispute settled

  • Sep. 10, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Starting today, parents of public school students 12 years old  and under can register at http://bcparentinfo.ca/ to receive $40 per student for each day school is not in session due to the ongoing labour  disruption in B.C. public schools.

The Temporary Education Support for Parents (TESP) program is intended to  help parents with the added cost of learning and supervision for the  duration of the labour disruption.

Parents and primary caregivers are eligible to apply. Primary caregivers  can include step-parents, legal guardians, foster parents, host parents  for international students, caregivers with temporary custody  arrangements, and family members who normally care for the student, such as grandparents.

To register parents and primary caregivers will need to provide the name,  address, date of birth, school district number and school for each  eligible student.

Payment will be made by cheque in a single payment mailed to the address  provided during registration. Most payments will be processed within 30  days after the month that the labour disruption ends. Payments for  students attending kindergarten, and for students who are new to B.C.  public schools, will also be made after the labour disruption ends, once  enrolment for the current school year can be confirmed.

Eligible parents will have four months from the end of the month in which  the labour disruption is settled to register for the temporary education  support. No new registrations will be accepted after this date.

 

Quick Facts:

• For those without access to a computer, registration by paper form is  also available by calling 1 877 387-3332 or 250 387-3332.

• The payment is not taxable and will not affect provincial and federal  tax credits and benefits such as the new BC Early Childhood Tax Benefit,  BC Low Income Climate Action Tax Credit, Sales Tax Credit or the federal Canada Child Tax Benefit or GST credit.

• The payment will not impact other provincial support assistance such as  income or disability assistance, child care subsidy, subsidized housing,  MSP subsidies, or Fair Pharmacare.

Learn More:

B.C. Parent Info website: http://bcparentinfo.ca/

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