Eligibility - Student Allowance
Provides a definition of eligibility in relation to Student Allowance applications.
A student must meet a number of criteria to be eligible for a Student Allowance. There is a difference between being eligible for a Student Allowance and being entitled to Student Allowance payments at any given point in time.
To be eligible for a Student Allowance a student must make an application and meet the following eligibility criteria:
- age and
- be a New Zealand citizen or entitled to reside indefinitely in New Zealand and
- be studying full-time or limited full-time at an approved tertiary provider or secondary school or
- meet the preceding criteria and be in approved overseas study (if applicable)