Cost of Living Payment

The Cost of Living Payment has stopped from 30 June 2023. JobSeeker Payment is the main income support payment if you’re between 22 and Age Pension age.

The Cost of Living Payment was not taxable. You didn’t need to report it as income.

To get JobSeeker Payment you must meet some rules. You must also be either:

  • looking for work
  • unable to do your usual work or study while you recover from a sickness or injury.

Read more about JobSeeker Payment.

Page last updated: 15 May 2024.
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