Teenage years

Find out how payments and services for you or your child change as they get older.

The age of your child affects your eligibility for:

It also impacts their ability to claim payments and access services in their own right.

If you’re the parent of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student or apprentice, you can claim ABSTUDY. We pay it for children in both primary and secondary study.

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule covers part or the full cost of some basic dental services for eligible children and teenagers aged 0 to 17 years old.

Read more about what happens to payments as services as your child gets older.

Page last updated: 31 March 2022