Education providers or corrective services who run courses for eligible students and Australian Apprentices can claim this allowance.
ABSTUDY Lawful Custody Allowance helps providers pay for essential course costs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians while in custody. Providers can include corrective services as well as approved education and training providers.
If you provide courses to students in lawful custody, you may be eligible to claim this allowance on their behalf. We pay the allowance as a reimbursement. We usually pay the organisation providing the study or training.
Being in custody can mean in a correctional facility, remand centre or youth training centre.
Students can study a range of courses and training, including Australian Apprenticeships.
Students must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians who are both:
- eligible for ABSTUDY
- in lawful custody for more than 2 weeks.
They can be any age.
What you need to know
This allowance pays for essential study costs for ABSTUDY students and Australian Apprentices in custody. If you provide training or courses to people in custody, you need to know what it covers.
Who can get it
Education providers and corrective services who provide courses to ABSTUDY students can claim this allowance on behalf of the student.
How much you can get
The amount of ABSTUDY Lawful Custody Allowance we pay depends on the essential course costs.