Simplifying Student Payments – Simplify the eligibility for the Health Care Card for students - Budget 2016-17

From 1 January 2019, all student income support recipients will be automatically issued with a Health Care Card.

Information update: this Budget measure is subject to the passage of legislation.

Description of measure

From 1 January 2019, all student income support recipients will be automatically issued with a Health Care Card.

This change will allow Youth Allowance (student), Austudy and ABSTUDY recipients to be automatically issued a Health Care Card at the same time as their grant of payment.

Questions and answers

Who is eligible for this measure

Students claiming Youth Allowance (Student), Austudy and ABSTUDY.

The date this measure will start and finish

This measure will start on 1 January 2019 and is ongoing.

Page last updated: 27 August 2017