You may be eligible for the Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA) if you have to move away from your family or legal guardian's home for the first time in order to:

  • start an Australian Apprenticeship
  • remain in an Australian Apprenticeship
  • receive essential supplementary on-the-job training with another employer.

You may also be eligible to receive this allowance if you are homeless.

 

If you are in receipt of rental or accommodation assistance, have lodged a claim for Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY, or have moved away from your family or guardian's home three months or more prior to commencing your Australian Apprenticeship you will not be eligible for the Living Away From Home Allowance.