What the parental means test for ABSTUDY Living Allowance and School Fees Allowance higher rate is
We use the parental means test to assess your parents or guardians income to work out if you can get ABSTUDY.
There are 2 parts to the parental means test, these are the:
The parental income test is part of the parental means test. We use it to assess your parents or guardians income to work out if you can get ABSTUDY.
Changes to your parents’ or guardians’ income can change your payment rate. Your payment may also change if your siblings' situations change.
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