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The Department of Social Services requires all successful applicants to complete a mandatory survey every six months (in July and December). The survey will assess your ongoing eligibility.
You will be considered ineligible if you:
are no longer studying (updated proof of enrolment required)
are no longer a permanent Australian resident
receive another bursary or scholarship
do not complete this survey
your caring role has ended
have deferred your studies or taken a leave of absence.
Young carers found to be ineligible in July will not receive the last two payments. Please note you will not have to pay back the first two payments.
You will receive instalments of $750 usually in February, March, July and October to your nominated bank account.
The funding should be used towards supporting you in your education or training. This could include but not limited to:
laptops and software,
transport and accommodation,
emotional support, and
You are not required to provide receipts to Carers Australia.