Special Child Grant

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The Special Child grant is a new intervention of the Social Welfare Department and has been incorporated under the Public Assistance Act.  It is a monthly grant for parents of children who have been certified as having a mental or physical disability.  The parent can receive this grant until the child's 18th birthday.  The grant is TT$800.00 per month per child for a maximum of four children per family.

The grant is reviewed annually by the Local Social Welfare Board.

Who qualifies for this grant?

Children under the age of 18 years who have a mental or physical disability and who do not receive Public Assistance qualify for this grant.

How do I apply?

To apply on behalf of a child, you must visit the Social Welfare Division office in your district and speak to an officer.  Follow the link below for a list of office locations.  The officer will fill out an application form and your application will be reviewed.

Social Welfare Division Offices

What documents do I need?

  • A medical report showing the disability of the child.  Follow the link below to obtain a Medical Officer's Report Form, to be completed by your medical practitioner.
  • A completed school report if the child is attending school.  Follow the link below to obtain a School Report Form, to be completed by the Principal of your child's school.
  • Job letters and/or salary slips of the child's parents.

Medical Officer's Report Form

School Report Form

Where can I find more information?

For more information on how to apply for this grant and the eligibility criteria, please contact the Social Welfare Division office in your district.

Social Welfare Division Offices

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