The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. TheĀ information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. 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.80 Dependent child (YA)


For the purposes of YA and the YA parental means test (1.1.P.45), a dependent child is a young person who is aged:

  • under 16, or
  • at least 16, and

Act reference: SSAct section 23(15) For the purposes of Part 2.11 ā€¦

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.1.D.90 Dependent child (for YA independence purposes only)

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