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Young People - Youth Allowance

Getting Youth Allowance depends upon:

 • your age

 • whether you are a full-time or part-time student

 • whether you are unemployed

 • where and with whom you are living.

Who is Youth Allowance (YA) for?
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What about 15 year-olds?
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What is the difference between 'dependent' and 'independent'?
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How do I know if I'm 'independent'?
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What's the difference between the 'at home' rate and 'away from home' rate?
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What does 'unreasonable to live at home' mean?
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How do I show I can't live at home?
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What does 'work history' have to do with being independent?
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What is a 'partial capacity to work'?
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I'm dropping a subject this semester....
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How do I know if I'm doing an 'approved' course?
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What is 'earn or learn' about?
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I can't manage full-time study, can I get an exemption?
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I failed 2 subjects last semester ...
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Do full-time students have to sign an Employment Pathway Plan?
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They've rejected my claim ...
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Where can I get further information or help?
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