You need to meet eligibility requirements to get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance.
You can get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance if you’re:
- getting ABSTUDY or ABSTUDY Pensioner Education Supplement, and you’re a full time:
- secondary student
- tertiary student, or
- master’s or doctorate student who doesn’t get Relocation Allowance
You must also be:
- dependent and getting the higher rate of ABSTUDY when living away from home, or
- independent and living away from home to study because of travel time or access
Sometimes, someone other than you can get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance to travel.
Who can’t get it
You can’t get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance if you’re:
- an Australian Apprentice or trainee
- getting ABSTUDY as a student, but don’t meet the criteria above