Change of circumstances while receiving Youth Allowance
If you do not tell us when your circumstances change, you may be doing the wrong thing.
Doing the right thing is easy:
- tell us about any changes to your circumstances, within 14 days - you can do this through the Express Plus Students mobile app or through Centrelink online accounts
- regularly check that your information is up to date through your myGov account
It is never too late to report a change. By telling us about any changes today, we can help make sure you receive the correct payment.
If you have received payments you are not eligible for, you may have to repay the amount. Having to repay a debt may be difficult but choosing not to tell us when your circumstances change could lead to far more serious consequences.
If you deliberately do not tell us when your circumstances change, you could be committing fraud.
Read more about how to avoid committing fraud.