Watch our video to learn more about how the Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme works.
To be eligible your child must meet all of these requirements:
One of the following isolation conditions must also apply to your child:
- they’re geographically isolated
- they have a special education need
- they have no reasonable access to a school
- they meet a continuity condition.
What you’ll get
If you meet the requirements and isolation conditions for the Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme, you’ll get one of the following:
- Boarding Allowance
- Distance Education Allowance
- Second Home Allowance
- Pensioner Education Supplement.
Read more about the payment types for Assistance for Isolated Children.
Your child’s living and study arrangements will determine which allowance or supplement you get.
To get Assistance for Isolated Children (AIC), your child must meet certain isolation conditions.
The student must study full time in an approved course at an approved institution to get Assistance for Isolated Children.