Youth Allowance is a payment which assists families by encouraging and supporting young people to study, train or look for work.

To be eligible for Youth Allowance a person must be:

  • a full-time student or apprentice age 16-24 (or age 25+ if received YA just before 25th birthday and still studying same course or same apprenticeship)
  • under age 22 and looking for work (can be studying as well)
  • under age 22 and temporarily incapacitated so unable to work or study

Other work activity and residency criteria may be required to be met.

The information contained in this publication is based on the understanding KeyInvest (ABN 74 087 649 474 AFSL No. 240667) has of the relevant Australian legislation as at the date shown in this publication.

The information contained in this publication is of a general nature only and is intended for use by financial advisers and other licensed professionals only. It must not be handed to clients for their keeping nor can any copies of sections of this publication be given to clients. KeyInvest is not a registered tax agent under the Tax Agent Services Act 2009. We recommend that your client be referred to their registered tax agent or legal adviser prior to implementing any recommendations that you may make based on the information contained in this publication.