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 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.
3.2.5 YA, DSP & SpB for independent young people
This section deals ONLY with the rules for qualifying as an independent young person for YA, DSP and SpB.
Policy reference: SS Guide 184.108.40.206 Youth allowance (YA) - description, 220.127.116.11 Special benefit (SpB) - description, 18.104.22.168 DSP - current rates
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