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The YDS is an income supplement paid to young people with disabilities recognising additional costs associated with having a physical, intellectual or psychiatric disability.



The YDS of $115.40 per fortnight (pf) is payable to DSP recipients aged under 21 years.


The rate of a person on DSP who is less than 21 years cannot exceed the rate of a DSP recipient who is over 21 years.


The YDS of $115.40 pf is also payable to YA recipients under 22 years with a disability and an assessed partial capacity to work (1.1.P.56).


The rates payable to a person on YA aged under 22 years cannot exceed the rate payable to those over 22 years, therefore the rates payable to single recipients living away from home, single recipients with children and to partnered recipients are limited to the equivalent common benefit rates.


How is YDS paid

YDS is paid fortnightly.



The YDS is indexed annually in line with CPI increases.


Act reference: SSAct section 1067G-D1 Youth disability supplement


Last reviewed: 2 January 2013


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