What the personal income test for ABSTUDY Living Allowance and School Fees Allowance higher rate is
We use the ABSTUDY personal income test if you’re 16 or older, or an independent Australian Apprentice.
We will check your income to decide how much ABSTUDY Living Allowance you can get.
Personal income is your gross income. This is the income you get before any deductions, like tax.
The amount you earn can affect how much we pay you.
|Fortnightly income||Effect on payment|
|$437 or less||None|
|Between $437 and $524||Reduced by 50 cents for every dollar over $437|
|$524 or more||Reduced by $43.50, plus 60 cents for every dollar over $524|
If you have an Income Bank balance you can earn more without affecting your payment.
Page last updated: 16 February 2021
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