STUDYLINK SPECIAL NEEDS GRANT
If you have no money to buy food and your need was caused by an essential expense, then you may be entitled to a StudyLink "Special Needs Grant" . The maximum amount in a 52 week period unless exceptional circumstances or stated otherwise is $400 for a single person.
Here is the criteria:
- You are a Studylink client
- You do not have savings
- You have assured Studylink you have explored alternatives including borrowing money from friends or family etc.
- You can prove you have no available funds (To do this means a verified account balance from the bank that includes the last 10 transactions made). This must be done on the same day as your appointment with Study link. (The official policy is that overdrafts do not count as ‘funds’).
- If you have a part time job you need to take 2 pay slips