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. Other YA recipients - personal income test & limits

Personal income test & limits

The free area for YA jobseeker recipients is $150 per fortnight. Payment is reduced by 50c for each dollar of income between $150 and $250; payment is reduced by 60c for each dollar of income above $250.

Act reference: SSAct section 1067G-H1 Effect of ordinary income on maximum payment rate

Policy reference: SS Guide 4.2.2 Benefits income test & limits

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