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Current rates

This table shows the current maximum rates for Austudy in dollars per fortnight (pf).

Recipient Status Are there dependent children (1.1.D.70)? Rate ($ pf)
Single - no
- yes
Partnered - no
- yes
Special rate for long-term unemployed commencing full-time study (1.1.L.100)
Single no 633.30
Partnered with or without dependent children 577.40

Energy supplement

Austudy recipients may be eligible for the ES - a tax exempt supplementary payment for qualified recipients of income support payments.

Indexation (1.1.I.100)

These rates are indexed to changes in the CPI. The effective date of indexation is 1 January each year.

Timing of payments

Payments are made fortnightly in arrears.

Act reference: SSAct section 581 How to work out a person's Austudy rate, section 1190 Indexed and adjusted amounts, section 1191 CPI Indexation Table, section 1192 Indexation of amounts, section 1193 Indexation factor, section 1194 Rounding off indexed amounts

Policy reference: SS Guide Austudy payment (Austudy) - description, 3.3.3 Austudy - qualification & payability

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