Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme

Payment frequency

Assistance for Isolated Children payments are made per term or fortnight depending on the payment type.

Term payments

You get your payment 4 times a year in advance for:

  • Basic Boarding Allowance and Additional Boarding Allowance for students boarding at a school, hostel or special institution
  • Distance Education Allowance
  • Assistance for Isolated Children Pensioner Education Supplement for students boarding at a school, hostel or special institution

Fortnightly payments

You get your payment fortnightly for:

  • Basic Boarding Allowance and Additional Boarding Allowance for students who board privately
  • Second Home Allowance
  • Assistance for Isolated Children Pensioner Education Supplement for students who board privately

Other arrangements

You get a lump sum Boarding Allowance payment if your child lives at home, but boards for a short time. This is only paid for the actual boarding period.

This information was printed Sunday 19 May 2019 from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/assistance-for-isolated-children-scheme/payment-types-and-rates/payment-frequency It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.

Page last updated: 6 December 2018