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    Default Do 16 yr old get payments from Centrelink?

    I remember when I was 16 I got Austudy from Centrelink.

    Have the rules changed? Do you still get Austudy from the age of 16?

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    you get youth allowance from 16. theres two levels of payments one is dependent which is half the full payment and one is independent which is the full payment

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    Default Do 16 yr old get payments from Centrelink?

    I think maybe youth allowance depending on what they are studying/ if they live away from home. It would also be means tested based on the parents income I believe.

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    So a 16 yr old who stays at her boyfriends at least 50% of the time wouldnt be eligible for youth allowance or austudy then?

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    Default Do 16 yr old get payments from Centrelink?

    If she is still classed as a dependent, it will depend on what her parents earn. When I was 16 (still living at home), I wasn't/ my parents weren't eligible for anything from memory.

    I'd be surprised if she is classed as independent if she is still partially living at home and is only 16, but it's possible.

    Have a look at the centrelink website or give them a call. They'll be able to let you know what she is entitled to and how to get the process started.


 

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