Your options and obligations for Youth Allowance.
In this section
Change of circumstances
You must tell us if things change as it may affect your payment.
Annual parental income test reassessment
If you're dependent and you get Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY, we may need your parents’ or guardians’ income details each year.
You may get part of your income support early. This is an advance payment. You pay it back later out of your payments from us.
While travelling outside Australia
To get your payment while outside Australia, you must remain eligible for Youth Allowance.
Not meeting mutual obligation requirements
Not meeting your mutual obligation requirements as a job seeker can affect your Centrelink Payment.
Weekly payment option
Some people can get income support payments each week instead of each fortnight.
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.
My bank account is overdrawn
You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.
Online review of study details
We may send a letter to your myGov inbox asking you to complete an online review of your study details.
Lets you keep more of your income support payment and benefits while you're working.