You have a disability, health condition or special education need

You may get a higher rate of ABSTUDY Living Allowance if you have a disability or health condition. You must also live away from home because of this.

You may get it if any of the following apply, you:

  • board at a special education institution
  • need special facilities or a special environment
  • can’t travel to school daily
  • need regular medical treatment you can’t get near your home
  • need to live in a different climate.

A disability or health condition includes:

  • a physical or intellectual disability
  • a psychological, emotional or behavioural problem
  • a medical condition
  • pregnancy.

Page last updated: 10 December 2021