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.
Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices
Financial help if you’re 24 or younger and a student or Australian Apprentice.
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.
A voluntary bill paying service which is free for Centrelink customers. You can use Centrepay to arrange regular deductions from your Centrelink payment.
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.
Authorising a person or organisation to enquire or act on your behalf form (SS313)
Use this form to authorise a person or organisation to be your nominee so they can enquire or act on your behalf with Centrelink.
Centrelink online account help - Request a document
Instructions on how to view, print and save your documents using your Centrelink online account.
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.
How to prove your identity with Centrelink
You need to prove your identity before you claim a payment or service.
Assets are property or items you or your partner own in full or part, or have an interest in. They can affect your payment.