Improving incentives to study-extension of the Pensioner Education Supplement for single parents - Budget 2013-14

From 1 January 2014, eligibility for the Pensioner Education Supplement will be extended to single principal carers receiving Newstart Allowance. This initiative will be ongoing.

Description of the measure

To receive the Pensioner Education Supplement, a person needs to be studying an approved course.

People are required to lodge a claim to determine eligibility for the payment. Claims can be lodged up to 13 weeks prior to 1 January 2014.

Payment of the Pensioner Education Supplement will be made fortnightly with regular Newstart Allowance payments.

Questions and answers

Who will be affected by this measure?

Single principal carers receiving Newstart Allowance.

Am I eligible for this measure?

This measure will affect single principal carers receiving Newstart Allowance and who are:

  • studying as at 1 January 2014
  • intending to study after 1 January 2014.

When will this measure start and finish?

This measure will start on 1 January 2014 and will be ongoing.

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