Submission into the Inquiry into Social Services Legislation Amendment (More Generous Means Testing for Youth Payments) Bill 2015

This short submission looks at the overall affects of this Bill on those receiving Youth Allowance and proposes that:

  • The Family Actual Means Test be removed, but only if the integrity provisions relating to private trusts in the personal income test for income support payments are extended to Youth Allowance for dependent young people in the same legislation.
  • The family assets test and personal assets test be retained.
  • The easing of the parental income test where a family receives multiple family and youth payments be supported.