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.
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.
How to prove your identity with Centrelink
You need to prove your identity before you claim a payment or service.
You usually need to be an Australian resident to get a payment from us. We explain how we define an Australian resident.
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 can do most of your Medicare, Centrelink and Child Support business with us online or by phone self 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.
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.
Upload your Centrelink documents online
You can securely upload an image of your Centrelink form or other documents online.