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Secondary Assistance Scheme

The Secondary Assistance Scheme is available to parents or independent secondary students who hold eligible concession cards. It comprises an Education Program Allowance which is paid to the school, and a Clothing Allowance that can be paid to the school or the parent.

Contacts

Name: Department of Education
Phone: 9264 4516

How to Apply

Forms are available at Secondary Schools. Parents need to provide proof of eligibility and a school officer needs to sign the form. This needs to be applied for in first term of each year that the parents are eligible.

Eligibility

Available to parents of secondary students if the parent is a holder of: Pensioner Concession Card; or Health Care Card (Family card only - not for a specific child for medical purposes). A student can apply only if they have been classified by Centrelink as an independent student and must produce documentation from Centrelink identifying them as living independently. Eligible parents that home school their children can also apply through their Regional Education Office. Parents of students in receipt of ABSTUDY through Centrelink are only eligible for the ABSTUDY Supplement Allowance.

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