What your commitments are
We can support you to look for work while you're getting Youth Allowance as a job seeker.
Looking for work
You can get help to look for work while you’re getting Youth Allowance as a job seekers. Find out more about who can help you look for work.
If you’ve lost your job, a redundancy or termination payment, you may be able to get help.
There are services that can help if you’ve been retrenched or made redundant.
Mutual obligation requirements start again in a limited capacity from 9 June 2020.
Mutual obligations are activities you must do to keep getting your payment and have a better chance of finding work. This may include:
- looking for work
- voluntary work
- gaining new skills
- further training or education.
They’re listed in your Job Plan. The plan is an agreement between you and us or your employment services provider based on your personal situation.
Report employment income
You need to report your income every 2 weeks to keep your payment.
Change of circumstances
You must tell us if things change as it may affect your Youth Allowance payment.
There are things you must do to keep getting your payment and have a better chance of finding work.
Approved activities you agree to do to keep getting your payment and give you a better chance of finding work.
Job seekers and ParentsNext participants could get demerits and financial penalties for not meeting mutual obligation requirements without a valid reason.
Job seekers in the Community Development Program may get a penalty for not meeting mutual obligation requirements without a valid reason.
Page last updated: 5 June 2020
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