The government has relaxed some rules "on a temporary basis" after an islander appealed for help.
Elise Wetherall has had to self-isolate with her partner due to his medical conditions and as a result has lost her income.
She had applied for support and said it was "ridiculous" the government could not help her financially.
"There are so many people in my situation right now, who are not getting the financial help they deserve from the government."
A government spokesperson has since said: “The minister has agreed that under the current circumstances people under the age of 25 who live independently and meet the other tests of Income Support will be able to apply for the accommodation component, i.e. the 12 month rule will be relaxed on a temporary basis.”