In the Caribbean Netherlands, parents of school-going children can qualify again for a contribution towards the costs of school supplies such as uniforms, shoes and stationery. For children who are going to secondary school (after the coming summer holidays), parents can contact the RCN-unit SZW for the allowance.
Saba and St. Eustatius
On Saba, the income limit is $ 1,495 net per month per household with one child and on Statia is $ 1,518 net per month. Here too, an application can be submitted with a higher income if there are more children in the family. On both islands, parents and caregivers can go to the SZW office from Monday to Thursday during the morning hours, to submit an application.
The application form can be retrieved on www.rijksdienstcn.com below ‘Social Affairs’. In addition, applicants must provide a valid ID card, payslips and bank statements from the past two months. If the applicant has a partner who is part of the same household, these documents must also be supplied to him or her. Furthermore, it must be demonstrated that the child is attending secondary school by means of proof of enrollment, or the latest report from primary school. A guardian or caregiver must also provide a decision showing that he or she is the legal caregiver.
Children in primary education
Parents of children attending primary school can contact the Public Entity of their island for the conditions and necessary documents. In Bonaire, OLB will also be present during the special consultation hours in Rincon and Antriol. It is then possible to submit an application for children in secondary education and for children in primary education during one moment of contact.
More information about the School Supplies campaign of 2022 can be found on www.rijksdienstcn.com.