Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices
Financial help if you’re 24 or younger and a student or Australian Apprentice.
Most types of income count in your income test. We use this and your assets test to assess if you can get a payment, and to calculate your rate of payment.
You may get part of your income support payment or Family Tax Benefit (Part A) early. This is an advance payment. You pay it back later out of your payments from us.
Who can get Youth Allowance for students and apprentices
Check if you're eligible to get Youth Allowance as a student or an Australian Apprentice.
Assets are property or items you or your partner own in full or part, or have an interest in. They can affect your payment.
How to prove your identity with Centrelink
You need to prove your identity before you claim a payment or service.
Authorising a person or organisation to enquire or act on your behalf form (SS313)
Use this form to authorise a person or organisation to enquire or act on your behalf for Centrelink payments and services including aged care costs.
How much Youth Allowance for students and apprentices 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.
Deeming rules are used to work out income from your financial assets. We add this to your other income and apply the income test to work out your payment rate.
Concession and health care cards
Concession and health care cards can get you cheaper health services and medicines.