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  • HECS-HELP benefit maximum annual amounts

    On 1 June each year, indexation is applied to the maximum benefit amounts to maintain their real value in line with the cost of living, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI).

    This table lists the maximum benefit amounts for each income tax year.

    Income year

    Early childhood education teachers

    Maths or science graduates

    Education and nursing (including midwifery) graduates

    2015–16

    $1,918.39

    $1,798.48

    $1,798.48

    2014–15

    $1,878.93

    $1,761.49

    $1,761.49

    2013–14

    $1,831.32

    $1,716.85

    $1,716.85

    2012–13

    $1,795.41

    $1,683.19

    $1,683.19

    2011–12

    $1,744.81

    $1,635.75

    $1,635.75

    2010–11

    $1,693.99

    $1,588.11

    $1,588.11

    2009–10

    $1,662.40

    $1,558.50

    $1,558.50

    2008–09

    $1,600

    $1,500

    Not applicable

    For a list of the annual indexation rates, refer to indexation rates.

    Last modified: 16 Jun 2015QC 22469