How do I lodge a complaint to Centrelink?

How do I lodge a complaint to Centrelink?

If you wish to complain to Centrelink, call the complaints line on 1800 132 468.

Can youth allowance be backdated?

If you are eligible, your payment may start (i.e. be back-dated) from the date of your first contact. It may take Centrelink four to six weeks to process your application and confirm your eligibility.

How do I report income for Youth Allowance?

To keep getting Youth Allowance for job seekers payment you need to report your income every 2 weeks….You can report your income:

  1. through your Centrelink online account through myGov.
  2. using the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.
  3. by calling 133 276 (13 EARN).

How much money is Youth Allowance?

The maximum Youth Allowance payment rates per fortnight:

Under 18, living at home $253.20
18 or over, living at home $304.60
Away from home $462.50
Single, with children $606.00
Member of a couple, no children $462.50

How long can you receive Youth Allowance for?

You may stay on Youth Allowance after you turn 25 until you finish your course or apprenticeship. You normally can’t get Youth Allowance if you’re studying full time in secondary school and under 18.

What is the income limit for Youth Allowance?

We’ll start to reduce your payment if your income is over $437 a fortnight. The Income Bank can help you keep more of your payment. You can get credits if your income is less than $437 a fortnight. Then you can use the credits when you earn more than $437 in a different fortnight.

How to claim Youth Allowance as a student?

If you apply for Youth Allowance as a student or Australian Apprentice, we’ll assess you as being either dependent or independent. If you’re a member of a couple, it can affect what payments you can get and your payment rate. Complete the following steps to claim Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices.

How does income test work for Youth Allowance?

We use income tests to see if you’re eligible for a payment and work out how much you’ll get. If you apply for Youth Allowance as a job seeker, we’ll assess you as being either dependent or independent. If you’re a member of a couple, it can affect what payments you can get and your payment rate.

Do you have to live away from home to get Youth Allowance?

If you apply for Youth Allowance, we’ll assess you as being dependent or independent for payment. If you’re a member of a couple, it can affect what payments you can get and your payment rate. If you need to live away from your parents’ home to look for work, you may get a higher rate of Youth Allowance.

When do I get my Youth Allowance back?

You’ll get the supplement at a rate of $150 a fortnight until 31 March 2021. Your first payment in April may include a partial increase to your regular payment amount and a final Coronavirus Supplement payment.

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