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Mutual obligation requirements
Mutual obligation requirements are tasks and activities you agree to do while getting Youth Allowance as a job seeker.
Report employment income
If you get an income support payment from us, you must report any income you and your partner get. You need to report every 2 weeks, even if it’s $0. This is so we pay you the right amount.
Before you get your first payment, you need to report your and your partner’s income.
You can report your income in any of these ways, by:
- using your Centrelink online account through myGov
- using the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app
- calling 133 276 (13 EARN).
You can check your reporting dates through your Centrelink online account.
Change of circumstances
You must tell us if things change as it may affect your payment.
Read about what you need to tell us.
Mutual obligation requirements are tasks and activities you agree to do while getting certain payments from us. Penalties apply if you don’t meet them.
If you get Youth Allowance for job seekers and can’t work or study for a short time, you may need to give us a medical certificate.
Job seekers and ParentsNext participants could get demerits and financial penalties for not meeting mutual obligation requirements.