Anyone between the ages of 13 and 17 can get access to expanded Cash App features in the US (including P2P transactions, Cash Card, Direct Deposit, and Boost) with approval from a parent or guardian.

Once the parent or guardian approves the request, they are the legal owner of the 13-17 year old’s account. The customer 13+ is considered an authorized user for the account. The parent or guardian can track activity in monthly statements and close/pause accounts at any time by contacting support.

[For Teens] Requesting an Authorized Account

Once signed up for Cash App, anyone 13+ can initiate the account authorization request flow by sending a request to their parent or guardian in-app.

To do so:
  1. Tap the Profile Icon on your Cash App home screen
  2. Select Family Accounts and tap I’m a teen
  3. Follow prompts to enter your name and birthday
  4. Tap Request Approval
  5. Look up your parent or guardian’s information (name, $Cashtag, phone number, or email)
  6. Tap Send in the top right

Before an account is verified or sponsored, certain actions will prompt you for more details, like ordering a Cash Card, sending a payment, or adding funds. Once we’ve detected an age between 13-17, we’ll prompt you to share a parent or legal guardian’s name, phone number, email address or Cashtag for approval. Cash App then reaches out to that contact for approval.

[For Parents or Guardians] Inviting Family and Accepting an Account Authorization Request

A parent or guardian can also invite their teen to create a Cash App account and manage money together.

To invite your teen, follow these steps in-app:
  1. Tap the Profile Icon on your Cash App home screen
  2. Select Family Accounts
  3. Tap Invite a teen
  4. Follow prompts to share link using text or email

Once a teen has received or sent a request, their parent or guardian will need to confirm the request from their Cash App account.


To approve a request:

  1. Tap the Activity icon on your Cash App home screen
  2. On Request for Approval, tap View
  3. Review the terms and conditions and tap Approve

Managing Family Accounts

Once teens or guardians have set up their family account, they can view and interact with any authorized users in the Family Accounts section in-app. To find this section, tap the Profile icon on the Cash App home screen, then select Family Accounts.


For teens, this page will show the parent or guardian who approved the account. They’ll be able to request funds from this user or request approval from a new parent/guardian.


For a parent or guardian, they can review all linked teen accounts on this page. When clicking a specific user, they can review that teen’s transaction activity and manage their Cash Card.

Available Features and Limits

Once approved by a parent or guardian, anyone 13+ will have access to the following features and limits:

The following features are only available to those who are 18+:

[For Parents or Guardians] Authorized User Statements

As the owner of the account, the parent or guardian can review the monthly statements from the authorized user’s account. Access monthly statements for your teen from the app, or online.


In-app:

  1. Tap the Profile icon on your Cash App home screen
  2. Select Family Accounts
  3. Choose the account you’d like to view
  4. Select See All to view their complete transaction history

Online:

  1. Log into cash.app on a desktop computer
  2. From the Activity page, click Statements and choose the month
  3. Scroll down to the Authorized Accounts section

Account owners can also reach out to support to disable the authorized account’s Cash Card, or terminate their Cash Card and Direct Deposit.

Merchant Restrictions

  • Authorized users will not be able to make Cash Card transactions at the following merchant types:
  • Bars, cocktail lounges, discotheques, nightclubs and tavern-drinking places (alcoholic beverages)
  • Package stores - beer, wine and liquor
  • Cigar stores and stands
  • Lodging - hotels, motels, resorts
  • Dating services
  • Government-owned lottery
  • Government-licensed casinos (online or internet gambling), horse/dog racing
  • Bail and bond payments
  • Car rental

Disputes and Authorized Users

If the authorized user needs to dispute a payment or transaction, either the authorized user or the account owner can reach out to support and open a dispute claim. To learn more about how to open a dispute check here.

Check out our Cash App13+ Website to learn more!