Main benefits


Definition of main benefits

The main benefits are:

Eligibility for main benefitsTop

To be eligible to receive a main benefit, clients must:

– any relevant pre-benefit obligations
– any relevant work or planning obligations.

Eligibility criteria

The information on eligibility for particular main benefits is included with the information for each one.

Note – Independent Youth Benefit

This benefit was payable until August 2012, when it was replaced by Youth Payment and Young Parent Payment. Independent Youth Benefit was normally restricted to 16–17 year olds.

Working-age recipients of this benefit needed to be:

These clients could only receive this benefit until the end of the school year in which they turned 18 years.

Statistics for working-age clients therefore include: