- you're 16 to 21, and
- looking for full time work or doing approved activities, or
- studying part time and looking for work, or
- temporarily unable to work
What you need to do
Check if you're eligible to get Youth Allowance as a job seeker.
We use income and assets tests to work out how much Youth Allowance for job seekers you get. These are the maximum rates.
You need to actively look for work while you’re getting Youth Allowance for job seekers.
Complete the following steps to claim Youth Allowance for job seekers. Before you start, check if you can get it.
There are things you need to do while you’re getting Youth Allowance for job seekers, including looking for work.
There are a range of other services to help you manage your Youth Allowance payment for job seekers, or get extra support.
We have other payments, services and subjects to help you with Youth Allowance for job seekers.
Page last updated: 27 November 2018