Youth Service

YOUTH PAYMENT (YP)

If you’re 16 or 17 and you can’t live at home, and your parents can’t support you financially, you may be able to get a youth payment towards your living costs.

While you’re getting it, you’ll work with a youth coach to get the education and skills you need to build a bright, independent future.

You might be able to get the payment if:

  • you’re 16 or 17

  • you can’t live with your parents

  • your parents can’t support you financially, and

  • you’re not responsible for any children

YOUNG PARENT PAYMENT (YPP)

If you’re aged 16 - 19 and you’re responsible for a child, you might be able to get a Young Parent Payment towards your living costs.

Who can get it?

You may be able to get the payment if you’re bringing up your own child, or if you’re supporting whānau like brothers, sisters or cousins.

To get the payment, you must be either:

  • 16 or 17 years old and living with parents who can get family tax credit, or

  • 16 or 17, and you can’t live at home or get help with money from anyone, and

  • 16 to 19 and bringing up a child

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