Changes to income

Changes to your parents’ or guardians' income, and changes to your siblings’ situations can mean your payment rate changes.

We reassess your parents’ or guardians’ income each year. This is to see if their income will change your payment. If their income has significantly changed, we may assess it for the current financial year. For example, if you study in 2022 we may use their 2021-22 financial year income.

Read more about the annual parental income reassessment.

Your payment may also change if your siblings’ situations change. Read about how the family pool works.

Page last updated: 3 March 2022