3.8.19 SSL - qualification & payability
The SSL is paid to qualifying students receiving YA (student) or Austudy up to twice per calendar year. Students are able to apply for the loan on a voluntary basis. The loans are repayable under the same arrangements as HELP debts. Students will only be required to begin repaying their loan once their earnings are above the repayment threshold. For further details, go to Study and training loan repayment thresholds and rates.
Act reference: SSAct section 1061ZVHA Liability to repay amounts
Higher Education Support Act 2003 section 154-10 Minimum repayment income