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GUEST,daylia BS: Info Req. Financial help for under 18s (7) RE: BS: Info Req. Financial help for under 18s 05 Aug 05

where do you live, GUEST? Here in Canada, there's a big hole in the 'social safety net' - unfortunately if you're under 16, your parents are legally responsible for your keep - and until your 18th birthday you don't qualify for social assistance. So between 16-18 if you're not in school, without a job and don't live with your parents, you're basically SOL.

There are certain benefits teens can apply for if they're still in school and can prove it's in their best interests NOT to live at home. If it's the same where you are, your sisters might qualify, but not yourself (unless you can legally claim them as dependants somehow). I'd suggest making inquiries at your school board first (I'm assuming the girls are still in school, and that you do have school boards wherever you are!).

All the best, daylia

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