How does my scholarship effect my Centrelink benefit?

Scholarship payments are generally not counted as income for the purpose of the social security income test, providing you are a full-time student and the scholarship directly contributes to your study. Please refer to the ‘Exempt equity and merit-based scholarships’ section. It is recommended that you advise Centrelink that you will be receiving a scholarship and the amount you will receive.

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