Special rules if you get ABSTUDY Living Allowance

To get Rent Assistance with ABSTUDY Living Allowance, you must meet some special rules.

To get Rent Assistance with ABSTUDY Living Allowance you must not be studying at Masters or Doctorate level.

When you live with your parents

If you live with your parents or guardians and you’re younger than 22, 1 of the following must apply:

  • you care or have cared for a dependent child
  • you are or were in a relationship that qualified you as independent
  • you’re living in an Aboriginal community after a non-Aboriginal family adopted or fostered you.

If you live with your parents or guardians and you’re 22, 23 or 24, 1 of the following must apply:

  • you care for a dependent child
  • you’re a member of a couple.

When you don’t live with your parents

If you don’t live with your parents 1 of the following must apply, you’re:

Page last updated: 15 January 2020