Education Entry Payment

A once a year payment made when you start study if you get certain income support from us.

Who can get it

The 2017–18 Budget includes a measure Aligning the Pensioner Education Supplement and Education Entry Payment which may impact or change this information. The measure is subject to the passage of legislation.

There are 2 ways to get Education Entry Payment.

  1. You can get it if you’ve had one of the following payments for the last 12 months:

    And, you’ve also:

  2. Or, you can get it if you haven’t got Education Entry Payment this calendar year and get:

How much you can get

Education Entry Payment is a lump sum taxable payment of $208 a year.

When we’ll pay you

You’ll get your first payment either:

  • on or after the start date of your course, or
  • when your Pensioner Education Supplement starts

You’ll get further payments each year from the date you’re eligible if you get:

For example, if you can get Education Entry Payment in June 2016, you’ll get payments in June each year if you remain eligible.

You’ll get further payments in January each year you get:

For example, if you get Education Entry Payment in March 2016, you’ll get payments in January each year if you remain eligible.

Claiming

We’ll automatically assess you for Education Entry Payment if you get Pensioner Education Supplement.

If you don’t get Pensioner Education Supplement, you’ll need to call the students line or visit a service centre and ask for an assessment.

You’ll also need to provide proof of your enrolment in an approved education course.

Wait for the results

If you can get Education Entry Payment, the payments will appear in your next statement.

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Page last updated: 27 August 2017