Income and assets tests

We use income and assets tests to check if you can get Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices and how much you might get.

We base your rate of payment on the test that results in the lowest payment rate. Changes to your income or assets, like changes to your employment income, may change your rate.

When you’re dependent

If you’re dependent, we’ll work out how much Youth Allowance you can get using either the:

When you’re independent

If you’re independent, we’ll use 2 tests to work out how much Youth Allowance you can get. These are the:

If you have a partner, we’ll also use the partner income test.

Page last updated: 29 April 2022