Change of circumstances while receiving Austudy
You need to tell us if your circumstances change when you are receiving Austudy.
For example, you need to tell us if:
- you reduce your study or training workload or
- you stop studying
- you change your address, or
- your income changes
You need to let us know within 14 days in case this affects your Austudy payment, because:
- if you don't tell us about the changes you may find yourself in debt
- if you are overpaid benefits, you will probably have to pay the money back
If you deliberately do not tell us about changes, you could be charged with fraud, and a recovery fee may be imposed if you give us incorrect information about your employment income.