ABSTUDY Incidentals Allowance
A payment to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with the cost of starting or continuing study or training.
We pay the allowance in 1 instalment for any of the following:
- when you start a course, apprenticeship or traineeship
- up to 4 weeks before you return to study in the new year, if you’re continuing a course
- at the start of each year you do your apprenticeship or traineeship.
To get ABSTUDY Incidentals Allowance you must be a student or Australian Apprentice and eligible for ABSTUDY.
The amount of ABSTUDY Incidentals Allowance you can get depends on how long your course, apprenticeship or traineeship is each year.
Page last updated: 2 November 2020
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