Away from Home Allowance
Away from Home Allowance is a weekly payment which helps carers with the living costs for 16 or 17 year olds who are living away from home while on a tertiary or training course. We pay the allowance to the carer of the young person.
Who can get it
You may get an Away from Home Allowance if:
- you are the main carer of a 16 or 17 year-old young person
- you are eligible for a family tax credit for the young person
- the young person is dependent on you
- the young person is living away from home while on a tertiary course or approved employment related training.
This information is a guide only.
Contact us to talk about your individual circumstances.