The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to social security payments. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

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

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