Who can apply?
All TSSU members (as defined by the TSSU By-Laws which includes Research Assistants and Grant Employees) with children under the age of 13, or those with children up to the age of 18 requiring additional care due to a physical or developmental disability, are eligible to apply.
When to apply?
For disbursement in a given semester, applications must be received by the end of the third week of that semester. TSSU decisions as to disbursements will be made by no later than the seventh week of the semester. Late applications will be accepted, but disbursement will not occur until the following semester.
What information might I need to give the TSSU?
Applications may require supplementary documentation of each child’s age (birth certificate, passport, notarized letter, etc.), but these do not need to be provided during the application process.
Supporting documentation may be requested by the TSSU. If such a request is made, supporting documentation shall be one of the following:
- Canada child tax benefit (CCTB) notice
- Birth certificate
Applicants lacking these documents may present a duly notarized affidavit or sworn statement or similar official documentation supporting the existence of the child/children.
How will I receive my money?
Students will receive disbursements as a bursary deposited into their student account. Non-students will receive disbursements as taxable income facilitated by SFU’s payroll system.
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