How to report and manage your payment
There are things you need to do while you’re getting Youth Allowance as a student or an Australian Apprentice.
You'll need to:
- report any income you earn
- report if your study load changes
- tell us about any changes to your circumstances
- tell us if you’re going overseas.
If you don’t do these things
We may pay you the wrong amount and you’ll get a debt you’ll need to repay.
How much you or your partner earn affects your payment. We need to know what you and your partner earn so we pay you the right amount.
You must tell us if things change as it may affect your Youth Allowance payment.
To get your payment while outside Australia, you must remain eligible for Youth Allowance.
If you're dependent and get Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY, we may need your parents’ or guardians’ income details each year.
We may send a letter to your myGov inbox asking you to do an online review of your study details.
You may be able to cancel your own payment online. This means you don’t need to visit a service centre or call us. Cancelling your payment is fast and easy and helps you avoid a debt.
Information to help you make a choice between Veteran Payment and your income support payment.
Page last updated: 30 May 2019