Student support payments



Youth Allowance (for people aged 16 – 24 years) and Austudy (for those 25 years and over) provide financial assistance for Australian residents who are full-time students undertaking approved study and whose income and assets are within certain limits.

A waiting period applies for most newly arrived residents. Refugees and humanitarian entrants are exempt from this waiting period. For more information, contact Centrelink at www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/payments-students-and-trainees

See also Chapter 10, Your Family

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