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    Lightbulb Centrelink Fares Allowance

    If you're living far away from home to study and you are being paid Youth Allowance, there is a little-known Centrelink payment known as Fares Allowance which can help cover the cost of travel during breaks.

    Fares Allowance pays costs for travel to uni at the beginning of the year, one return trip home in the middle of the year, and travel back home at the end of the year. It's paid at the rate of the cheapest public transport option, which in NSW is generally travelling via CountryLink, but may be by air if you're studying interstate.

    For more information see the Centrelink website.
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    Re: Centrelink Fares Allowance

    I'm in the same boat as shaybay. My parents earn too much for me to meet it that way yet they're only willing (really only able) to give me what amounts to less than the youth allowance payments (not including all the other allowances).

    I'm thinking of registering my relationship with my girlfriend in order to be deemed independant but not sure how that would work.

    Has anyone gotten it any way other than parents income, age or 18 months working?

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    Re: Centrelink Fares Allowance

    You should claim that you've been kicked out of home then - they'll make you more rich than you're friend. Say your parents no longer support you and communication has been cut-off (and if it has then you're allowed to claim this, because you're all on your own and Centrelink wants you to survive).
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    Re: Centrelink Fares Allowance

    Quote Originally Posted by Aquawhite View Post
    you're friend
    Youth Allowance is based off of parents' income on the most part if you aren't declared an independent.

    Have you guys thought about perhaps not living away from home?

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    Re: Centrelink Fares Allowance

    I filed my claim for Youth Allowance last Thursday, was told I should be getting an answer back tomorrow.

    Wish me luck! I really want that $4000 tertiary study payout : )

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    Re: Centrelink Fares Allowance

    Good to ask this kind of question.I will be having private messages once i deal with anyone in here.
    Last edited by smile99; 3 Dec 2013 at 10:52 PM.

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    Re: Centrelink Fares Allowance

    Thanks, I will have to look into this.

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