Frequency of Assistance for Isolated Children payments

Assistance for Isolated Children payments are made per term or fortnight depending on the payment type.

Term payments

You get your payment 4 times a year in advance for:

  • Basic Boarding Allowance and Additional Boarding Allowance for students boarding at a school, hostel or special institution
  • Distance Education Allowance
  • Assistance for Isolated Children Pensioner Education Supplement for students boarding at a school, hostel or special institution

Fortnightly payments

You get your payment fortnightly for:

  • Basic Boarding Allowance and Additional Boarding Allowance for students who board privately
  • Second Home Allowance
  • Assistance for Isolated Children Pensioner Education Supplement for students who board privately

Other arrangements

You get a lump sum Boarding Allowance payment if your child lives at home, but boards for a short time. This is only paid for the actual boarding period.

Page last updated: 16 October 2017