ABSTUDY Living Allowance maximum rates for dependent students and Australian Apprentices
These payment rates are only a guide. They're for full time and approved concessional study load students and apprentices.
ABSTUDY and Assistance for Isolated Children (AIC) Explanation or formal review of decision form (SY054)
Use this form to ask for an explanation of a decision about your claim for ABSTUDY or AIC. You can also use this form to ask for a formal review of your ABSTUDY or AIC decision.
Claim for ABSTUDY form (SY019)
Use this form if you are a secondary or tertiary student, or Australian Apprentice claiming ABSTUDY.
How much Tertiary Access Payment you can get
The Tertiary Access Payment is a payment of $3,000 or $5,000. How much you can get depends on where your family home is located.
When to claim - Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices
You can claim Youth Allowance for students or Australian Apprentices up to 13 weeks before you start your course or apprenticeship.
What approved reasons are for travel overseas if you get Youth Allowance for students
To get Youth Allowance as a student or an Australian Apprentice while overseas, you must travel for an approved reason.
Terms and conditions for electronic messaging
If you give us your mobile number or email address, you may get electronic messages from us.
Dependent or independent for Youth Allowance as a student or Australian apprentice
When you apply for Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices, we’ll assess you as being either dependent or independent.
Personal income test for Youth Allowance for job seekers
We use income tests to see if you’re eligible for a payment and work out how much you’ll get.
Working while you’re getting Disability Support Pension
You may be able to work and still get Disability Support Pension (DSP).