Top tips for claiming a student payment
10 February 2020
Just because uni won’t start for a while, doesn’t mean you can’t prepare your student payment claim now.
January is an exciting time. Most people have finished their holidays and course offers start going out for future uni students.
You can claim 13 weeks before your course or Australian Apprenticeship begins.
Here are our top tips for claiming a student payment. These are the types of steps you’ll need to go through.
Check your eligibility
First, find out if you can get it before you claim. Use our online Payment and Service Finder.
Confirm your identity
Confirm your identity with us before you start your claim. This means showing us your photo ID in 1 of our service centres.
Get a tax file number
You’ll need a tax file number. If you don’t have 1, apply on the Australian Taxation Office website.
Create an online account
Claim now so you can have your payment when you need it.
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It’s important to let us know when something in your life changes. That way you won’t get overpaid.
During the pause, we won’t refer your debt to external collection agencies or garnishee your tax refund.
Page last updated: 14 February 2020
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