Does your child have a letter from us about your income?

11 September 2020

If we need to review your income details, we’ll send your child a letter in September 2020.

Your child may get a letter from us if they’re dependent and get 1 of the following payments:

  • Youth Allowance as a student
  • Youth Allowance as a job seeker
  • Youth Allowance as an Australian Apprentice
  • ABSTUDY Living Allowance
  • ABSTUDY School Fees Allowance.

If we ask for this information, it’s important we get it by the due date in the letter.

If your child didn’t get a letter, you don’t need to do anything. We already have all the details we need.

We review your income each year. We do this to make sure your child is still eligible for their payment. We also use this information to make sure we’re paying them the right amount.

The easiest way to complete the income review is to follow the instructions in your child’s letter. Go online to complete the income reassessment.

You can also read our information on updating parental income details.

You need to do this for each child who gets the letter.

We’ll stop your child’s payment if we don’t get your income details by the due date in your child’s letter.

If your child gets ABSTUDY, you need to tell us your income by 31 December 2020. If you don’t we may reduce their ABSTUDY to zero.

If we stop your child’s payment, you can still update your income details online. After you do this, we’ll restart your child’s payment with back pay if they’re still eligible.

Where to get more information

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Page last updated: 29 October 2020