Claiming a student payment: prepare and claim now

13 November 2017

Full time study or an Australian Apprenticeship next year? Get ahead on your plans and claim a student payment now.

You can prepare and submit your claim for Youth Allowance or Austudy up to 13 weeks before you start studying.

Get your claim sorted before the start of the school year. If you’re eligible this could mean you’ll have your student payment ready to go when you need it.

The 2017–18 Budget includes a measure Better Alignment of Student Payments which may change courses that are approved for Youth Allowance or Austudy from 1 January 2018.

You can read more about the proposed changes on the Department of Social Services website.

We have information on How to claim Youth Allowance and How to claim Austudy to help you through your claim. You can also check out our Claiming a student payment: top 5 tips for your Youth Allowance or Austudy claim.

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Page last updated: 13 November 2017