• 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

    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 HELP indexation rates.

    Last modified: 26 Jun 2013QC 22469