How much you can get
We use income and assets tests to work out how much Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices you get. These are the maximum rates.
Your maximum payment rate each fortnight includes Youth Allowance and the Coronavirus Supplement.
You'll get the supplement at a rate of $150 a fortnight until 31 March 2021.
As long as you get $1 of Youth Allowance, we’ll pay this with your regular payment.
From 1 April 2021, your payment will change to the regular Youth Allowance rate for your situation.
These rates are a guide only.
|Your circumstances||Your maximum fortnightly payment until 31 March 2021|
|Single, no children, younger than 18, and live at your parent’s home.||
|Single, no children, younger than 18, living away from your parent’s home to study, train or look for work.||
|Single, no children, 18 or older and live at your parent’s home.||
|Single, no children, 18 or older and need to live away from your parent’s home.||
|Single, with children.||
|Member of a couple, with no children.||
|Member of a couple, with children.||
Personal and partner income and assets tests may affect how much you can get. If you’re dependent, the parental means test will also apply. If you’re younger than 18 and dependent, your parent or guardian will usually get the payment.
Special rates may apply if you’re 22 or older and get an income support payment. You need to have been getting the payment for at least 26 of the last 39 weeks. You also need to have been getting the payment before you started your course or Australian Apprenticeship. You must not have a dependent child. You must also meet 1 of the following conditions:
- you’re studying a course which will last at least 12 months
- you became an Australian Apprentice after turning 22.
Special rates may also apply if you’re all of the following:
- you’re 22 or older
- you don’t have a dependent child
- English is not your first language
- you’re studying a course in English.
|Your circumstances||Your maximum fortnightly payment from until 31 March 2021|
|Single and live at your parents' home||
|Single and need to live away from home||
|Member of a couple, with no children||
Sometimes we review your payment.
The amount you get may change if you or a family member’s circumstances change.
If you’re a dependant, we’ll ask for details of your parents’ taxable income in September or October each year.
If you’re a student, we’ll ask for details about your future study intentions. We’ll ask you 4 weeks before your course finishes. You can tell us using your Centrelink online account through myGov or the Express Plus mobile app.
We use income tests to see if you’re eligible for a payment and work out how much you’ll get.
We use income and assets tests to check if you can get Youth Allowance and how much you might get.
You may get a higher rate of Youth Allowance if you need to live away from your parents' home. This can be to study, or do your Australian Apprenticeship.
If you apply for Youth Allowance as a student or Australian Apprentice, we’ll assess you as being either dependent or independent.
Complete the following steps to claim Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices. Before you start, check if you can get it.
Page last updated: 15 January 2021
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