Get ready to claim the WA Student Assistance Payment offer using the ServiceWA app

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Families in Western Australia with children in school are eligible to receive a cost of living payment for each child, with applications open from 15 April.
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The WA Student Assistance Payment (WASAP) is an initiative starting on 15 April providing financial support to Western Australian families for school expenses.

The payment is available to parents and carers of students in all schools from kindergarten to year 12, with applications opening on 15 April and closing on 28 June.  

Payments per child available to claim during term two:  

  • $150 for kindergarten and primary school students  
  • $250 for secondary school students

This will assist parents to pay for school essentials and extras, including books, stationery, computers, uniforms, excursions and camps.  

Eligibility criteria

WASAP is available to students from kindergarten to year 12 who are enrolled in a WA public school, non-government school, or are registered for home schooling. 

Students enrolled via the School of Isolated and Distance Education, mature age students studying to achieve a Western Australian Certificate of Education and full fee-paying international students enrolled in a WA school are also eligible to apply. 

Student eligibility will be validated through their unique WA student number (WASN) found on school reports, previous NAPLAN results and may also be on a secondary school student's SmartRider. For full details, please visit 

How to claim

Payments can be claimed through the ServiceWA app.

Families are encouraged to get ready to claim the offer now by downloading the ServiceWA app and setting up their Digital Identity through myGovID.

More information about setting up the app is available at

Those unable to access the ServiceWA app to claim their payment should visit

Secondary Assistance Scheme

The existing Secondary Assistance Scheme (SAS) also remains available to low-income families with children enrolled in secondary school.  

Applications for SAS close on 28 March. More information is available on