Quick Answer: Is youth allowance only for full time students?

Most people need to study full time to get Austudy or Youth Allowance as a student. To work out if you’re full time you need to know your study load. … There’s an allowable time limit on how long you’ll get Youth Allowance.

Can I still get Youth Allowance if I work part time?

If you’re unemployed, or you’re not in full time work, you may get Youth Allowance as a job seeker. This can include if you’re doing part time or casual work. If you get Youth Allowance and you earn income over a certain amount, it will affect how much you get.

How many hours do you have to work to get Youth Allowance?

suitable paid work for at least 15 hours per fortnight in the first 12 months you’re on a payment. voluntary work of no more than 15 hours per fortnight in the first 12 months you’re on a payment.

Does parents income affect Youth Allowance?

The amount of Youth Allowance you are entitled to receive will be reduced once your parent/s taxable income exceeds $54, 677. If your parents have other dependent children, their taxable income be considered to affect your rate of payment.

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How much can I earn and still get Youth Allowance?

Job seekers getting Youth Allowance

If you get Youth Allowance as a job seeker you can earn money and still get your payment. We’ll start to reduce your payment if your income is more than $150 a fortnight. Your payment will reduce by 50 cents for each dollar of income you have between $150 and $250.

Can you get Youth Allowance if you live at home?

You may get a higher rate of Youth Allowance. This is if you need to live away from your parents’ home to look for work. If you’re dependent and get Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY, we may need your parents’ or guardians’ income details each year.

Why has my Youth Allowance stopped?

If your payment stopped because your parents didn’t tell us their income, they can update their income details online. After they do this, we’ll restart your payment if you’re still eligible. If it’s more than 13 weeks since your payment stopped, you may need to reapply.

How much can I earn on student allowance?

Your income can be up to $227.18 a week (before tax), before it affects your Student Allowance. After this, your Student Allowance reduces cent for cent. Your Student Allowance weekly payment is $278.19 (after tax) or $314.36 (before tax). You worked last week and earned $350 (before tax).

Is my child eligible for Youth Allowance?

Once your child turns 18, they may be eligible for Youth Allowance. … Your income will impact your child’s eligibility for payments until they’re considered independent, which is usually when they turn 22.

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How much can your parents earn to get student allowance?

Income threshold and limits

If their earnings are more than $57,545.28 a year before tax, the rate you get for Student Allowance goes down. You can’t get a Student Allowance if their earnings while you study are more than: $99,792.43 if you live with them. $107,599.98 if you don’t live with them.

Is Youth Allowance backdated?

If you are eligible, your payment may start (i.e. be back-dated) from the date of your first contact. It may take Centrelink four to six weeks to process your application and confirm your eligibility.

Notes for students