I speak to kids in high schools almost every week… and one of the many things I’ve learned from them is that having a high school education has never been more important.
It’s not just about getting a job so you can have money and look after family. It’s also about developing confidence, leadership skills, and building strong connections to community.
Now, it can cost a lot to send kids to high school… but you know you can get some help with that. Centrelink has this thing called ABSTUDY which basically helps our mob with covering the costs of education. You might wanna use it on some books, on school fees or even on uniforms.
But you need to do something about it now ‘cos next year might be too late. It’s easy to put in a claim – just call 1800 132 317. The sooner you claim, the sooner you’ll know what’s happening.
Now, some mob need to send their kids away to study because there’s no high school nearby. This means they’re also living away from home. ABSTUDY can help with this too. In fact, you might be able to get ABSTUDY Fares Allowance to help with their travel costs. But you’ve gotta get in early.
Centrelink can help arrange and pay for this stuff, but you mob need to put in a claim well before your kids travel and before school starts next year. Getting ABSTUDY before Term 1 starts means your kids can start on time and get the best shot at the education they deserve.
Wanna claim ABSTUDY for 2019? Then call 1800 132 317.