When claiming Youth Allowance there’s information and documents you’ll need to complete your claim.
What common documents are
These are the documents you’ll usually need to answer questions in the claim. Having them ready will help you finish your claim and not delay the process.
As you complete your claim you’ll answer questions that trigger requests for certain documents or information. Below are documents we usually ask for, you may not need all of them.
We may also ask you to confirm details your education provider tells us about your study. We get this information from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment.
We’ll tell you in the claim which documents you need to give to us. We list these as required in your claim.
You'll need your tax file number. If you don’t have a TFN, you can apply to get one free on the ATO website.
If you’re claiming as a dependant, your parents or guardians will need to supply their income details. Your parent or guardian can do this online using the Advise Parental Income service.
You won't need to supply documents, but you'll still need to provide these details to complete your claim:
We'll ask you to provide or confirm:
|Employment or work||
If you’ve lost your job, you may need to give us an employment separation certificate and payslips.
You may also need to tell us about any income you’re paid, from:
You may able to get some documents through your ATO online account. Read more about what you can do in your ATO online account, on the ATO website.
You need to tell us about:
Tell us about your:
|Independence||If you’re younger than 22 and meet the criteria for independence you may need to provide proof of this. Read more about being dependent or independent for Youth Allowance and what proof you may need to give us.|
As well as some of the common documents, you might need to complete and submit these documents.
|Your situation||Forms you may need to complete|
|You have paid superannuation||Superannuation details|
|You have trusts, companies, assets, investments, bonds or shares||Statements or information about these|
|Share of a property's asset value and income||Real estate details form|
|You have a private company||Private Company details form|
|You have a private trust||Private Trust details form|
When to provide documents
You’ll need to give us the required documents on your Next steps page in your online claim. You’ll need to provide these before you can submit your claim.
Other documents we may need we'll list as supplementary. You should try to provide your supplementary documents to us at the same time as your required documents. You have up to 14 days after you submit your claim to give them to us. We might be able to process your claim quicker if you give them to us at the same time.
We may ask you for more information as we work through your claim and assess your circumstances.
If we need more documents from you after you’ve submitted your claim, we’ll ask you for them. We’ll hold your claim until you send us the documents. If you don’t provide them within 14 days of the request, we may reject your claim.
We encourage you not to come to a service centre during this period. You can make updates online. You can upload documents in your Centrelink online account or the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app. You can also send them by mail or fax.
Page last updated: 4 March 2021
This information was printed 10 April 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/youth-allowance-job-seekers/how-claim/supporting-documents. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.