Payment rates on Youth Allowance

If you get Youth Allowance the Energy Supplement amount you get depends on your and your partner’s circumstances and the payment or services you get.

If you get Youth Allowance the amount of Energy Supplement you’ll get each fortnight depends on your situation.

Your situation Amount of Energy Supplement per fortnight
Single, no children, under 18 , and live at your parent's home $3.90
Single, no children, 18 or older and live at your parent's home $4.60
Single, no children, and need to live away from your parent's home to study $7.00
Single, with children $9.20
Single, principal carer exempt from mutual obligations $12.00
Member of a couple, with no children $7.00
Member of a couple, with children $7.70

Youth Allowance with the Youth Disability Supplement

If you get Youth Allowance with the Youth Disability Supplement you can get Energy Supplement. The amount you’ll get each fortnight depends on your situation.

Your situation Amount of Energy Supplement per fortnight
Single, no children, under 18 , and live at your parent's home $5.90
Single, no children 18 or older and live at parent's home $6.60
Single and need to live away from parent's home to study $8.50
Single, with children $9.20
Member of a couple , with no children $7.70
Member of a couple, with children $7.70

Special rate of Youth Allowance

If you get the special rate of Youth Allowance you can get Energy Supplement. The amount you’ll get each fortnight depends on your situation.

Your situation Amount of Energy Supplement per fortnight
Single, living at your parent's home $5.70
Single, and need to live away from your parent's home to study $8.60
Member of a couple, with no children $7.70

Payment options

If you get Youth Allowance, you’ll usually get Energy Supplement fortnightly. We pay it with your regular payment. You may also be able to get Energy Supplement quarterly.

You can change how often you get your payment at any time by calling us on your regular payment line.

Page last updated: 21 January 2019