Managing your payment
Your options and obligations for ABSTUDY.
If you're dependent and get Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY, we may need your parents’ or guardians’ income details each year.
You must tell us if things change as it may affect your ABSTUDY payment.
You may get part of your income support payment or Family Tax Benefit (Part A) early. This is an advance payment. You pay it back later out of your payments from us.
Some people can get income support payments each week instead of each fortnight.
To get your payment while outside Australia you must continue to meet the qualification rules for ABSTUDY.
To get your payment or concession card while outside Australia, you must continue to meet the qualification rules for that payment or concession card.
We may send a letter to your myGov inbox asking you to do an online review of your study details.
Information to help you make a choice between Veteran Payment and your income support payment.
Page last updated: 19 July 2018