Monetization is disabled for my channel

If monetization is disabled for your YouTube channel, it could be for several reasons. Any of these actions could result in suspension of payments:

Note that severe violations of our YouTube monetization policies may result in monetization being permanently disabled on all or any of your accounts.

If you believe your copyright-protected work was posted on YouTube without authorization, you may submit a copyright infringement notification.

Troubleshoot disabled monetization

Check monetization status on your channel

To check the status of monetization on your channel, go directly to the Status and features section of the channel or get there by following these steps:

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. In the left menu, click Monetization  to view your status.
Participation in the YouTube Partner Program was suspended

If it's determined that your channel is no longer eligible for monetization, your channel will lose access to all monetization tools and features associated with the YouTube Partner Program.

This means that your channel will no longer earn money from YouTube, including revenue from advertising, YouTube Premium subscriptions, and other monetization products like channel memberships.

You can keep uploading original content and building your audience on YouTube even if you're not in the YouTube Partner Program. You can reapply to the program 30 days after suspension.

We want you to have a chance to monetize again, but to do that you will need to make some changes to your channel. Learn more.

How to turn monetization back on

Depending on the issue with your video or channel, you may be able to take steps to reinstate monetization. Click below based on your monetization status to learn more.

Note that severe violations of our YouTube monetization policies may result in monetization being permanently disabled on all or any of your accounts.

Community guidelines and copyright issues

Videos with Community Guidelines strikes, copyright strikes, and videos with visuals matching third-party content may contribute to monetization suspension on all your related accounts.

To reinstate monetization on your channel: Learn how to appeal community guidelines strikes or resolve a copyright strike.

Deleting the video will not resolve community guidelines or copyright issues.

If you can’t resolve your copyright or community guidelines issues

If you can’t resolve your existing copyright or community guidelines issues, we may reinstate monetization on your channel after 3 months if you meet the following criteria:

  • You haven't gotten any new copyright or community guidelines issues in the last 3 months.
  • You use your channel in compliance with our policies: for example, by uploading content that you have the right to monetize.

Invalid click activity on your channel

If you violate Google's AdSense program policies — e.g., if we detect any invalid click activity — monetization will be temporarily suspended. Severe violations may result in monetization being permanently disabled immediately without suspension. Learn more about invalid click activity.

What you can do

You can appeal your disabled account. Make sure to provide as much information as possible to help reviewers understand your traffic.

If your appeal is approved, monetization may be restored on your YouTube account(s), and you can enable monetization options on videos in bulk.

Note: If your channel is managed by a multi-channel network (MCN), contact them to see if you're eligible for an appeal.
YouTube Partner Program participation was suspended

You can re-apply to the program 30 days after suspension. Follow these general guidelines:

  1. You should start by going to the monetization page to read more about the policy your channel violated.
  2. Then, review your videos against our YouTube monetization policies and our Community Guidelines.
  3. The next step is to edit or delete any videos that violate our policies

If you reapply, our review team will carefully look over your content again. We will email you to let you know as soon as the process is complete (it takes about a month). You can also check the status of your application on the monetization page.

See our Policy and Safety Hub and Copyright Center to learn how to manage your content on YouTube.
Address and/or ID not verified in AdSense
To help keep your account secure, AdSense requires you to verify your address before we send you any payments. To do so, we mail a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to your payment address. You'll then need to enter this PIN within your account.
Depending on your location, we may need to verify your identity using information like your name, address, or date of birth. If you're required to do this, you typically won't be asked to verify your address until after you've successfully verified your identity.
If your identity or PIN is not verified, your channel will not be able to monetize. Once you verify your identity or PIN, you will be able to monetize. 
Sign in to your AdSense account to see if you need to verify your identity or enter a PIN. You can learn more about PIN verification and identity verification


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