How to report and manage your payment
There are things you need to do while you’re getting Youth Allowance as a student or an Australian Apprentice.
You'll need to:
- report any income you earn
- report if your study load changes
- tell us about any changes to your circumstances
- tell us if you're going overseas.
During coronavirus (COVID-19) we’ve made temporary changes to some of our payments. To help stay up to date, you can read more about upcoming changes for students.
If you don’t do these things
We may pay you the wrong amount and you’ll get a debt you’ll need to repay.
If you’re affected by coronavirus
You’ll continue to get your student payment if you remain enrolled in your course, and plan on returning to study. Even if 1 of the following apply due to coronavirus:
- you’re self-isolated at home
- your education provider temporarily closes
- your study load reduces.
Call us on the Youth and students line to tell us if any of the following happen:
- you don't remain enrolled in your course
- you don't plan on returning to study
- your study load reduces
- you’re getting the away from home rate of payment from us and you’re no longer maintaining your term address.
How much you or your partner get paid affects your payment. We need to know what you both get paid so we can pay you the right amount.
You must tell us if things change as it may affect your Youth Allowance payment.
There are rules about when you can get Youth Allowance for students and apprentices when you travel outside Australia.
If you're dependent and get Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY, we may need your parents’ or guardians’ income details each year.
We may send a letter to your myGov inbox asking you to do an online review of your study details.
You may be able to cancel your own payment online. This means you don’t need to visit a service centre or call us. Cancelling your payment is fast and easy and helps you avoid a debt.
We have a range of tools, information and services to help you manage your payment or get extra support.
Page last updated: 9 December 2020
This information was printed 25 February 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/youth-allowance-students-and-australian-apprentices/how-report-and-manage-your-payment. 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.