Students or Australian Apprentices in custody
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and apprentices in lawful custody, such as a remand centre, may get ABSTUDY payments.
Being in lawful custody can mean in a correctional institution, remand centre or youth training centre.
If you’re eligible for ABSTUDY, and are a student or Australian Apprentice, we have the following payments:
- ABSTUDY Lawful Custody Allowance, help with study and training costs while in custody
- ABSTUDY Away from Base Assistance, help to attend study activities
- ABSTUDY Fares Allowance, help with travel costs.
To be eligible, you’ll need to be in lawful custody for more than 2 weeks.
Usually, your correctional institution applies on your behalf.
Page last updated: 20 January 2021
This information was printed 27 November 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/abstudy/students-or-australian-apprentices-custody. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.