You may be permanently independent if you’re 22 or older. You may also be independent if any of the following apply. You:
- can show you support yourself through work
- are, or have been, married or are in a registered relationship
- are in a de facto relationship for at least 12 months, or 6 months in special circumstances
- have, or have had, a dependent child.
You may be independent if you’ve supported yourself through paid work.
You may be independent if you are or were married, or in a registered relationship.
You may be independent for Youth Allowance if you’ve been in a de facto relationship for at least 12 months or 6 months in special circumstances.