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4.2.1 Eligibility
You may be eligible for Newstart Allowance if you are:
• Aged 21 years or over, and
• Under Age Pension age, and
• Looking for paid work, and
• Prepared to enter into an Employment Pathway Plan and meet activity test
requirements, and
• Not involved in industrial action
• Aged 25 or over and getting Austudy, and
• An Australian resident, in Australia and not subject to the 2-year newly arrived
resident’s waiting period.
Link: http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/payments/newstart.htm
4.3 YouthAllowance
Youth Allowance can assist you if you are a young person who is studying, undertaking
training or an Australian Apprenticeship, looking for work, or you are sick.
Note: This year there will be important changes to Youth Allowance and other student
payments.
Link: http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/payments/youth_allow.htm
4.3.1 Eligibility
You may be eligible for Youth Allowance if you are:
• 16–20 years old and looking for full-time work or undertaking a combination of
approved activities, or have a temporary exemption from the participation and
activity test requirements.
If you do not have a Year 12 certificate or an equivalent qualification (Certificate
level II or above) you will generally be expected to undertake study or training to
meet the activity test
• 16–24 years old and studying or undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship full-time.
• If you turn 25 you can keep getting Youth Allowance until you finish your course or
Apprenticeship
You may also be eligible for Youth Allowance in some circumstances if you are 15 years
old, and you are:
• Considered independent, and
• Above the school leaving age in your State of Territory, and
• Looking for work, studying or undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship full-time