From 1 January 2015 the Education Entry Payment for eligible income support recipients will no longer be available.
Description of the measure
From 1 January 2015 the Education Entry Payment for eligible income support recipients will no longer be available. Eligible students will still be able to access employment services and targeted study assistance.
This measure does not affect a customer’s main income support payment.
Questions and answers
Who will be affected by this measure?
This measure may affect people receiving any of the following income support payments who are studying or intending to study on or after 1 January 2015.
- Newstart Allowance
- Parenting Payment Partnered
- Parenting Payment Single
- Partner Allowance
- Widow Allowance
- Disability Support Pension
- Widow B Pension
- Carer Payment
- Special Benefit if the customer is a sole parent and not residentially qualified for Parenting Payment Single
- Wife Pension
When will this measure start and finish?
Education Entry Payment will cease from 1 January 2015.