We’re incredibly lucky to live in a country where education is a highly valued thing. In fact, we live in a place where you actually get paid a little bit of money to study. It’s called Youth Allowance and it’s provided by Centrelink, also known as “Sennos”, “Senners” or “The Link”. It’s nothing to be ashamed of - when you’re spending all your time reading books and learning mad skills, you bloody well deserve some compensation.
Here’s how it works: If you’re under 24 and studying at school, university or TAFE (or looking for work or are unwell) you’re probs eligible for some ca$h moneys in return for all your hard work.
And if you’re wondering whether you’re eligible or not, you’re in the right place. We’re going to explain everything you need to know about how to get Youth Allowance while learning.
You’re not exactly going to be making it rain, but Youth Allowance can help a lot when you’re learning and don’t have time to work full time. And if you’re living out of home, you might want to check out your eligibility for rent assistance too.
To apply for Youth Allowance, checkout the Centrelink website.