If you’re 21 or younger
We reduce your payment by 60 cents for every $1 your partner earns over a certain amount. This amount depends on your partner’s situation, like their age.
If you’re 22 or older
Your partner can earn up to $1,196 a fortnight and not affect your ABSTUDY. We reduce your payment by 50 cents for every dollar over $1,196. If you have dependent children, your partner can earn more before it affects your payment. The amount depends on your child’s age and situation.