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:

Severe violations of our YouTube channel monetization policies may result in monetization being permanently disabled on any of your accounts.

If your channel’s monetization is paused (not disabled), it means that you need to link an active and approved AdSense account to resume. Paused monetization is different from disabled monetization – learn more about paused monetization here.

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

Frequently asked questions

How can I check my channel's monetization status?

Check the monetization status by going directly to the Status and features section of your channel. You can also get there by following these steps:

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. In the left Menu, click Earn "" to view your status.
Why was I suspended from the YouTube Partner Program?

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

Your channel will then no longer earn money from YouTube. This restriction includes revenue from advertising, YouTube Premium subscriptions, and 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'll need to make some changes to your channel. Learn more.

Common issues and fixes  

Depending on the issue with your video or channel, you can take steps to reinstate monetization. To learn more, click below based on your monetization status. Severe violations of our YouTube channel monetization policies may result in monetization being permanently disabled on 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.

Important: Deleting the video will not fix Community Guidelines or copyright issues. To reinstate monetization on your channel, try to appeal Community Guidelines strikes or fix a copyright strike.

If you can’t fix your existing copyright or Community Guidelines issues, we may reinstate monetization on your channel after 3 months. You'll need to meet the following criteria:

  • You've not had 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).
YouTube Partner Program participation was suspended 

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

  1. Start by going to the Earn section of YouTube Studio to read more about the policy your channel violated.
  2. Then, review your videos against our YouTube channel monetization policies, advertiser-friendly content guidelines, 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'll email you to let you know when the process is complete (it takes about a month). You can also check the status of your application in the Earn section of YouTube Studio.

Learn more about YouTube policies.
Address 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 info like your name, address, or date of birth. If you're required to give this info, 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 can't monetize. Once you verify your identity or PIN, you can monetize. 
Sign in to your AdSense account to see whether you need to verify your identity or enter a PIN. You can learn more about PIN verification and identity verification.
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