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Youth Allowance

Financial help if you’re 24 or younger and a student or Australian Apprentice, or 21 or younger and looking for work.

  • 16 to 21 and looking for full time work
  • 18 to 24 and studying full time
  • 16 to 24 and doing a full time Australian Apprenticeship
  • 16 to 17 and independent or needing to live away from home to study
  • 16 to 17, studying full time and have completed year 12 or equivalent.

Visit the Services Australia website for more details on Youth Allowance

Coronavirus Supplement

As part of the Australian Government's Payments to support households, if you already receive ABSTUDY, Ausstudy, Newstart Allowance/JobKeeper Payment or Youth Allowance, you will automatically receive the Coronavirus Supplement as an additional fortnightly payment of $550.

Visit the Services Australia website for details

Payments to support households

The Australian Government is providing two separate $750 payments to social security, veteran and other income support recipients and eligible concession card holders. These payments will support households to manage the economic impact of the Coronavirus.

  • The first payment (announced on 12 March 2020) will be available to people who are eligible
    payment recipients and concession card holders at any time from 12 March 2020 to 13 April 2020
  • The second payment (announced on 22 March 2020) will be available to people who are eligible
    payment recipients and concession card holders on 10 July 2020.

Read the Payments to support households factsheet

Early access to superannuation

If you are eligible to receive a JobSeeker payment, Youth Allowance for jobseekers, parenting payment (which includes the single and partnered payments), special benefit or farm household allowance you may be able to apply for early access to $10,000 of your superannuation before 30 June 2020, and a further $10,000 between 1 July and 24 September 2020.

Visit the ATO website for details

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