The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to social security payments. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

1.1.F.95 Fares allowance (YA, Austudy)

Definition

FAA is paid to eligible tertiary students to cover travel costs associated with their study if they are an external student or need to live away from home for study purposes.

FAA is paid to certain categories of tertiary students to cover the cost of fares for travelling between their permanent home and educational institution, providing the permanent home and institution are within Australia and its external territories. If studying for the full year, the equivalent of 2 return trips home may be paid. The cost of the cheapest practical mode of travel is covered.

FAA is paid as a lump sum payment with YA or Austudy.

Act reference: SSAct Part 2.26 Fares allowance

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.8.9 FAA - eligibility & payability

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