There are 2 other types of Pensioner Education Supplement (PES):
Payments from us
You may be eligible for Pensioner Education Supplement if you meet the study rules and get one of these payments:
- Carer Payment
- Disability Support Pension
- JobSeeker Payment as a single principal carer
- Parenting Payment single
- Special Benefit as a single parent.
Payments from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)
You may be eligible if you meet the study rules and get one of these from the DVA:
- Invalidity Service Pension
- Partner Service Pension and your partner gets an Invalidity Service Pension
- Veteran Payment
- Income Support Supplement
- Carer Service Pension.
You can also get the supplement if you have a dependent child and get one of these:
- Disability Compensation Payment including TPI
- Special Rate Disability Pension
- War Widow Pension or War Widower Pension
- Ongoing Permanent Impairment Payments
- Wholly Dependent Partner Payment.
Read more about the DVA benefits and payments on the DVA website.
You meet the rules if you’re studying an approved course as a full time or part time student.
What types of courses are approved
You’re eligible if you’re studying any of these:
- a secondary course
- an undergraduate course
- a graduate course
- certain masters courses
- a TAFE course
- a diploma.
Read about approved courses and institutions.
What full time or part time study is
You may study as a full time student or part time student. Part time study is at least 25% of a full time study load.
If you’re a part time student, you must meet one of the following to be eligible for a payment:
- you’re a single parent with a dependent child under 16
- you get Carer Payment
- you have disability, illness or injury that affects your ability to study full time.