Correspondence site allowance: preschool
You may be able to get help with the cost of educating your four year old preschool child at a correspondence or distance education school.
There is a separate allowance for primary, middle or senior correspondence students.
Who can apply
To be eligible you and your child must be permanent residents of the NT.
Your child must be attending one of the following schools:
- Alice Springs School of the Air
- Katherine School of the Air.
Your child must also meet the requirements for the Distance Education Allowance (except for the minimum age) under the Australian Government’s Assistance for Isolated Children (AIC) scheme.
Your child isn't eligible for the subsidy if they are receiving any other financial assistance that includes a travel component.
You can find out more about the AIC scheme on the Australian Government's Department of Human Services website.
If your child attends an interstate school
You can make a special application for benefits if your child attends an interstate correspondence school by contacting:
Department of Education
GPO Box 4821
Darwin NT 0801
How to apply
Fill in the application.
The application is due by 30 September in the year that you will be making a claim.
If your application is approved you will be paid the allowance. You don't need to submit a separate claim form.
The maximum amount you will be paid is 50% of the student correspondence site allowance unit for that school year.
The maximum amount for 2019 is $243.50.
Last updated: 25 June 2021
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