Ensure your Youth Allowance claim is lodged in full

An important reminder for graduating high school students who plan to continue their studies this year and claim Youth Allowance – make sure you provide all of your supporting documentation when you lodge your claim.

Department of Human Services General Manager Hank Jongen said this will ensure students are paid from the earliest possible date.

“Supporting documents are essential to finalise a claim and any delays in providing them can ultimately lead to a delay in payment,” Mr Jongen said.

“Supporting documents assist the department to confirm your identity, determine your eligibility for payment and calculate the amount of Youth Allowance you receive.

“The quickest and easiest way to provide your supporting documents is by uploading them through online services or the Express Plus Centrelink app.

“Once students start receiving their payment, they can use online services or the app to let the department know about any changes to their circumstances that may affect their payment, including study details, income, and address or relationship status.”

Students can keep up-to-date with their payment by subscribing to News for Students and Trainees at humanservices.gov.au/students, by ‘liking’ the Student Update Facebook page, following @StudentUpdateAU on Twitter and visiting the ‘Information for students and trainees’ playlist on the Human Services YouTube channel.