Youth Allowance for job seekers
Financial help if you’re 21 or younger and looking for work, or temporarily unable to work.
To get this payment, you must be 16 to 21 and 1 of the following:
- looking for full time work
- studying part time and looking for work
- temporarily unable to work.
Read the full conditions under who can get it.
Use our new guide to check which payment is right for you.
We use income and assets tests to work out how much Youth Allowance for job seekers you get. These are the maximum rates.
We can support you to look for work while you're getting Youth Allowance as a job seeker.
Complete the following steps to claim Youth Allowance for job seekers. Before you start, check if you can get it.
There are things you need to do while you’re getting Youth Allowance as a job seeker, including looking for work.
There are a range of other services and support to help you manage your Youth Allowance payment as a job seeker.
Page last updated: 21 April 2020
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