The amount of Assistance for Isolated Children you get depends on the student's living arrangements during the school year and number of eligible children in your family.
Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme payments are not taxable. Except for Additional Boarding Allowance, payments don't have income and assets tests.
The amount of Additional Boarding Allowance you can get depends on parental income and the boarding fees you pay for the child.
We adjust payment rates on 1 January each year in line with increases in the cost of living. This doesn't apply to the Assistance for Isolated Children Pensioner Education Supplement.
|Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme allowance||Maximum rate for 2020||Maximum rate for 2021|
|Boarding Allowance (Basic and Additional)||$11,011 per year, made up of 2 parts:
||$11,011 per year, made up of 2 parts:
|Second Home Allowance||$248.60 per fortnight, per child (for a maximum of 3 children)||$249.28 per fortnight, per child|
|Distance Education Allowance||$4,278 per year||$4,278 per year|
|Assistance for Isolated Children Pensioner Education Supplement||$62.40 per fortnight||$62.40 per fortnight|
We pay the parent or carer. However, you can choose to have your payments paid to the child’s school or the boarding provider.
Page last updated: 1 January 2021
This information was printed 17 June 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/assistance-for-isolated-children-scheme/what-payment-you-can-get-and-how-much/payment-rates. 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.