2022-23 Budget: Some children to benefit from scheme

2022-2023 National Budget. Picture: FIJI TIMES ONLINE

Children of families with a combined annual income of $50,000 or less will be provided assistance of $180 in the next six months.

Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said this during the announcement of the 2022-2023 National Budget in Parliament on Friday night.

“We will rollout this assistance through an online application process in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, for Fijian families with a combined annual income of $50,000 or less.

“We will provide $1 per day per child in each family, or $7 a week or around $30 per month, making for a total of $180 per child for the next six months.

“A family with three children, for example, will receive $540 in groceries assistance over the next six months.

“Any family making under $50,000 a year can access this assistance, even including civil servants.”

He said the bump was a dollar per day for per child so it amounted to $30 and in six months it would be $180.

“So, if you have three children, you do the mathematics, you will come up with the amount for the three children.

“If you have six children, you multiply $180 by six and that bump makes a big difference.”

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