On the first day of term one (29 January 2019) or the first day of term two (23 April 2019), a parent or legal guardian of a student must:
be an eligible beneficiary of one of these cards:
Veterans Affairs Gold Card
Centrelink Health Care Card
Pensioner Concession Card
OR they must be a temporary foster parent
OR the student is 16 years or older and holds a valid concession card (such as a Youth Allowance Health Care Card)
AND the parent or legal guardian must submit an application by the due date.
Parents who receive a carer allowance on behalf of a child, or any other benefit or allowance not income tested by Centrelink, are not eligible for the CSEF unless they also comply with the above.
Eligibility will be determined when the parent’s concession card successfully validates with Centrelink on either the first day of term one or term two.
If the eligible card is in the name of the student, the fund is only granted to that student, not their siblings.
Criteria- Be of school age and attend a Victorian school
For the purposes of CSEF, students may be eligible for assistance if they attend a Victorian registered primary or secondary school. Typically, these students are aged between five and 18 years.
School is compulsory for all Victorian children aged between six and 17 years of age.
CSEF is not payable to students attending pre-school, kindergarten, TAFE or who are home schooled.
$125 per year for eligible primary school students
Payments are made directly to the school and are tied to the student. Most payments start from March onwards.
Applications can be received over term one and two. Payments are for the application year and cannot be claimed for previous years.