Your relationship status
If you’re a member of a couple, it can affect what payments you can get and your payment rate.
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.
You can do most of your Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support business with us online or by phone self service.
Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices
Financial help if you’re 24 or younger and a student or Australian Apprentice.
myGov help - Create a myGov account
Use myGov to access Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support, all in one place. This guide shows you how to create a myGov account.
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.
Assets are property or items you or your partner own in full or part, or have an interest in. They can affect your payment.
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 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.