We pay the allowance in 1 instalment for any of the following:
- 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.
Who can get it
To get ABSTUDY Incidentals Allowance you must be a student or Australian Apprentice and eligible for ABSTUDY.
How much you can get
The amount of ABSTUDY Incidentals Allowance you can get depends on how long your course, apprenticeship or traineeship is each year.