Incidentals Allowance is a one off payment. We pay it:
- when you start a course, apprenticeship or traineeship
- up to 4 weeks before you return to study in the new year, if you’re continuing a course
- at the start of each year you do your apprenticeship or traineeship.
To get ABSTUDY Incidentals Allowance you must be a student or Australian Apprentice and eligible for ABSTUDY.
The amount of ABSTUDY Incidentals Allowance you can get depends on how long your course, apprenticeship or traineeship is each year.
Your options and obligations when getting ABSTUDY Incidentals Allowance.