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- Training Subsidy Programme for Children on the Waiting List of Subvented Pre-school Rehabilitation Services

 

Training Subsidy Programme for Children on the Waiting List of Subvented Pre-school Rehabilitation Services

 

Background and Objective
Target Beneficiaries
Application Procedures
Means Test 
Enquiries
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Background and Objective

The assistance programme of the ‘Training Subsidy for Children who were on the Waiting List of Subvented Pre-school Rehabilitation Services’ (TSP) was launched by the Community Care Fund in December 2011 with a view to enabling children from low-income families in need of rehabilitation services to acquire self-financing services run by Recognised Service Providers (RSPs) to facilitate their learning and development while waiting for subvented pre-school rehabilitation services.  In view of the positive evaluation outcome, the Social Welfare Department (SWD) has regularised the TSP from October 2014 so that children with special needs could continue to benefit from the programme.  In order to enhance the support for children on the waiting list of Special Child Care Centres (SCCC) [including Residential Special Child Care Centres (RSCCC)] service, the Government will waive the means tests for these children in applying for TSP with effect from 1 October 2017.
 

Target Beneficiaries

A beneficiary shall meet ALL of the following criteria:
 
a) The applicant child must be under the age of six years and is on the waiting list for subvented pre-school rehabilitation service under Central Referral System for Rehabilitation Services Subsystem for Disabled Pre-schoolers (CRSRehab-PS);
 
b) The applicant child is not receiving services of the ‘Pilot Scheme on On-site Pre-school Rehabilitation Services’ or transitional Early Education and Training Centre; and
 
c) The monthly household income does not exceed 75% of the Median Monthly Domestic Household Income (MMDHI) applicable to the applicant's household size at the time of application. [This criteria only applies to those on the waiting list of the Early Education and Training Centre (EETC) or Integrated Programme for Disabled Children in Kindergarten-cum-Child Care Centre (IP) service ]
 

Application Procedures

SWD will issue letters to parent(s)/guardian(s) of children on the waiting list for subvented pre-school rehabilitation services to invite their application for TSP.  Applicants should submit the completed application forms together with a copy of relevant documents by post or by hand to Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch of SWD.
 

Means Test 

For those families whose child is waitlising for EETC or IP service, means test will be conducted by SWD to assess the household income of the applicant to determine his/her eligibility.  The monthly household income of the child’s family should not exceed the income limit [i.e. 75% of the Median Monthly Domestic Household Income (MMDHI) applicable to the applicant's household size] at the time of application based on the General Household Survey published by the Census and Statistics Department.  The latest MMDHI published in the Report on General Household Survey by Census & Statistics Department can be downloaded here.
 

Enquiries
 
Rehabilitation and Medical Social Services Branch
Social Welfare Department
Address 9/F, Wu Chung House
213 Queen’s Road East
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel. No. : 2892 5573
Fax No. : 2119 9035
Email : srm14@swd.gov.hk
Office Hours : Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm
(Lunch break from 1 pm to 2 pm)
     
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Brief on the Training Subsidy Programme
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Application Form for the Training Subsidy Programme
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List of the Recognised Service Providers under the Training Subsidy Programme (Higher Level Subsidy)
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List of the Recognised Service Providers under the Training Subsidy Programme (Normal Level Subsidy)
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