1.1.D.100 Dependent YA recipient, independent YA recipient (YA)

Definition: dependent YA recipient

For the purposes of YA, a dependent YA recipient is a recipient who:

  • does not satisfy the YA independence criteria, AND
  • whose entitlement is parentally means tested (1.1.P.45).

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.2.3.20 Payability of YA

Definition: independent YA recipient

For the purposes of YA, an independent YA recipient is a recipient who:

  • satisfies the YA independence criteria, AND
  • whose entitlement is NOT parentally means tested.

Act reference: SSAct section 1067A When a person is regarded as independent

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.2.5.10 Qualification for YA & DSP as an Independent Young Person

Last reviewed: 12 August 2013