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Submitting a request for a back-to-school allowance

This procedure indicates the conditions and process to be followed to obtain a back-to-school allowance.

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Warning for anyone applying for the back-to-school allowance: individuals fraudulently claiming to be employees of the City of Geneva are contacting people with a view to filling in the allowance applications. Making contact via social media, they demand that certain sums of money be paid to them in order to complete the application. Never pursue any action with these individuals. If you have already been the victim of this type of practice, please do not hesitate to file a criminal complaint with the cantonal police. Information on 0800 33 88 99.

Who is this procedure intended for?

This procedure is intended for parents who:

  • are domiciled and resident in the City of Geneva;
  • are Swiss or holders of a permit B, C, F or L (valid);
  • do not receive any other regular financial aid from the City of Geneva.

whose children:

  • are domiciled and resident in the City of Geneva;
  • hold a residence permit (valid);
  • attend mandatory school between level 1 (primary) and level 11 (orientation stage);
  • benefit in person from the cantonal health insurance subsidy.
It is no longer possible to submit a request for a back-to-school allowance for the start of the 2022-2023 academic year.

How much is the back-to-school allowance?

  • CHF 130.-  per year for a child in primary school;
  • CHF 180.-  per year for a child in orientation level.

This aid is paid in the form of an electronic acquisition card to be used in a network of shops in Geneva.

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Don't forget to have the necessary information at hand (see the paragraph above "Which documents are required?")


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Article modifié le 27.02.2023 à 09:18