Everything you need to know about Youth Allowance
16 October 2020
Leaving year 12? We have resources to help you work out if you can get extra money while you study.
While you’re studying, it’s hard to find time to sift through all the information about what payments you can get. So we’ve done it for you!
We’ve put together some handy lists that cover where to get more information about payments for students and trainees.
If you’re moving to study, or need more help, you may also be eligible for 1 or more of these:
Student Start-up Loan is a voluntary loan for eligible higher education students studying an approved scholarship course
Fares Allowance helps with travel costs if you get certain payments and live away from home to study
Relocation Scholarship helps with relocation costs to move from some areas if you get certain payments from us
Rent Assistance is an additional payment for eligible customers that pay rent.
If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student or Australian Apprentice, you may want to apply for ABSTUDY instead.
More of a visual learner? Our intro to student payments video gives an overview of what you can get while you’re studying or training. It explains the eligibility requirements for each payment.
Check them out, the graphics are super cute!
Busy schedule? You can hear from our experts in student payments while on the move. Listen to our Youth Allowance podcast on SoundCloud.
If you’re after more detailed information to share with your friends and classmates, check out our school leavers resource kit.
It has posters, factsheets, social media posts, and a careers factsheet about finding work with the Australian Public Service.
Payment finder and other tools
Now that you know what help you can get while you study, what’s next?
Use our Payment and Service Finder to see which payments and services might be right for you.
Then follow the steps to claim Youth Allowance or another payment. You can do this up to 13 weeks before your study or apprenticeship starts next year.
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We need your parents’ income by the date in your letter or we may suspend your payment.
Contact the VET Student Loans Ombudsman before 31 December 2020 to see if you need to pay it back.
Page last updated: 16 October 2020
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