thread: Help please. What is a 16yo entitled to?

  1. #1
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2008
    Country Victoria
    1,991

    Help please. What is a 16yo entitled to?

    Can anyone tell me what a 16yo is entitled to from Centrelink?

    Just left school without completing year 11.

    Are they entitled to anything?

    Would living away from home make a difference?

    Any help would be muchly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Registered User

    Dec 2007
    Geelong
    3,438

    Re: Help please. What is a 16yo entitled to?

    They would be entitled to Youth Allowance, my eldest left school a few years ago and received this. There is also a living away from home allowance too. All the best.

    Regards,
    Dianne

  3. #3
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2008
    Country Victoria
    1,991

    Re: Help please. What is a 16yo entitled to?

    Do you know anything about a 6 month waiting period for youth allowance after leaving school?

  4. #4
    Registered User

    Dec 2007
    Geelong
    3,438

    Re: Help please. What is a 16yo entitled to?

    Havn't heard of that, DS received his youth allowance straight away but that was four years ago. Your best bet would be to give Centrelink a call.

    Regards,
    Dianne

  5. #5
    Registered User

    Dec 2006
    In my own private paradise
    15,272

    Re: Help please. What is a 16yo entitled to?

    Youth allowance eligibility has changed a lot in the past year or two. Your best bet is to call up and discuss the situation directly with a youth allowance consultant.

  6. #6
    Registered User

    Jan 2008
    Central Coast NSW
    2,160

    Re: Help please. What is a 16yo entitled to?

    It's all means tested on the parents income, my brother is 19 and was unemployed for 6 months and entitled to nothing.