The amount of Additional Boarding Allowance you can get depends on parental income and the boarding fees you pay for the child.
We adjust payment rates on 1 January each year in line with increases in the cost of living. This doesn’t apply to the Assistance for Isolated Children Pensioner Education Supplement.
|Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme allowance||Maximum rate for 2022||Maximum rate for 2023|
|Boarding Allowance (Basic and Additional)||
$11,396 per year, made up of 2 parts:
$12,091 per year, made up of 2 parts:
|Second Home Allowance||$257.98 per fortnight, per child||$273.71 per fortnight, per child|
|Distance Education Allowance||$4,428 per year||$4,698 per year|
|Assistance for Isolated Children Pensioner Education Supplement||$62.40 per fortnight||$62.40 per fortnight|
Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme payments are not taxable. Except for Additional Boarding Allowance, payments don’t have income and assets tests.
We pay the parent or carer. However, you can choose to have your payments paid to the child’s school or the boarding provider.