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Get prepared and make your claim now for 2019
You can claim now if you’re planning to do full time study or an Australian Apprenticeship next year.
5 totally top tips
Go to the top of the class with our tips for claiming Youth Allowance or Austudy.
Changes for regional and remote students from 1 January 2019
The parental income limit is changing. This will make it easier to be an independent for Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY.
1 January changes to ABSTUDY
What you need to know if you get ABSTUDY, are in secondary school and need to study away from home.
Claiming a student payment: why getting in early pays off
You can reap the benefits of claiming your student payment early. So why wait?
Don’t forget to update your parental income details
If we stopped your payment because you didn’t give us your parental income details, there’s still time to give them to us.
Get prepared before you claim ABSTUDY
Use our checklist to make sure you have everything ready to go.
Have you seen the new myGov digital assistant (DA)?
Need online support using myGov? You can now get help using myGov’s DA.
Exam results aren’t the end of the world
We asked people to share what they learned about school after shutting the books for good.
Claim ABSTUDY for 2019 now!
Claiming before December will mean you’re ready to start your studies on time.
What we wish we knew before we left school
We share 5 things we’ve learned about our school years to help you decide what’s next in your journey.
Is your course approved for take off?
To get a student payment, you need to choose an approved course through an approved provider.