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Study loads for Austudy and Youth Allowance

Most people need to study full time to get Austudy or Youth Allowance as a student. To work out if you’re full time you need to know your study load.

  1. Top payments
  2. Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices

How much Youth Allowance for students and apprentices you can get

We use income and assets tests to work out how much Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices you get. These are the maximum rates.

  1. Top payments
  2. ABSTUDY Incidentals Allowance

How much ABSTUDY Incidentals Allowance you can get

The amount of ABSTUDY Incidentals Allowance you can get depends on how long your course, apprenticeship or traineeship is each year.

  1. Top payments
  2. ABSTUDY School Term Allowance

How to claim ABSTUDY School Term Allowance

Complete the following steps to claim ABSTUDY School Term Allowance. Before you start, check if you can get it.

  1. Top payments
  2. Austudy

Who can get Austudy

You need to meet certain criteria to get Austudy if you're a student or Australian Apprentice.

  1. ABSTUDY Living Allowance
  2. How much you can get

Reasonable time for ABSTUDY Living Allowance and ABSTUDY Pensioner Education Supplement

You can get ABSTUDY Living Allowance or ABSTUDY Pensioner Education Supplement for a certain period of time. We call this reasonable time.

  1. Top payments
  2. Austudy

How much Austudy you can get

The amount of Austudy you get depends on how much you earn.

  1. Dependent or independent
  2. Reviewable independence

Independent for Youth Allowance if it’s unreasonable for you to live at home

If you’re unable to live at home with either of your parents due to extreme circumstances, you may be independent.

  1. Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices
  2. How much you can get

Income and assets tests for Youth Allowance for student and Australian Apprentices

We use income and assets tests to check if you can get Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices and how much you might get.

  1. Top payments
  2. Austudy

How to claim Austudy

Complete the following steps to claim Austudy. Before you start, check if you can get it.

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