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.
We check your personal income to see if you’re eligible for Youth Allowance and work out how much you’ll get.
We use assets tests to help work out if you can get Youth Allowance and how much you’ll get.
We assess your parents’ or guardians’ income when you claim Youth Allowance as a dependent student or Australian Apprentice.