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Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices

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Financial help if you’re 24 or younger and a student or Australian Apprentice.

Cost of Living Payment

We’ve started making the one-off Cost of Living Payment. You don’t need to do anything. Read more about the payment.

To get this you must be 1 of the following:




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

Read the full conditions under who can get it.

What you need to do

  1. Check if you can get it.
  2. Follow the steps to claim.
  3. Report and keep your payment.

If you’re 21 or younger and looking for full time work, read more about Youth Allowance for job seekers.

Who can get it

Check if you’re eligible to get Youth Allowance as a student or an Australian Apprentice.

How to claim

Complete the following steps to claim Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices. Before you start, check if you can get it.

When you’ll get your first payment

Your study circumstances can affect when you’ll get your first payment.

How to report and manage your payment

There are things you need to do while you’re getting Youth Allowance as a student or an Australian Apprentice.

What other help is available

We have a range of tools, information and services to help you manage your payment or get extra support.

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Who can get it

Check if you’re eligible to get Youth Allowance as a student or an Australian