Your options and obligations for ABSTUDY.
In this section
Annual parental income test reassessment
If you're dependent and get Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY, we may need your parents’ or guardians’ income details each year.
Change of circumstances
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.
Weekly payment option
Some people can get income support payments each week instead of each fortnight.
While travelling outside Australia
To get your payment while outside Australia you must continue to meet the qualification rules for ABSTUDY.
Payments while outside Australia
To get your payment or concession card while outside Australia, you must continue to meet the qualification rules for that payment or concession card.
Online review of study details
We may send a letter to your myGov inbox asking you to do an online review of your study details.
Veteran Payment and your compensation claim affects your Income Support Payment
Information to help you make a choice between Veteran Payment and your income support payment.