How it works

The Work Bonus reduces the amount of your eligible income included in the income test. This helps us work out your rate of payment.

The Work Bonus doesn’t apply to income from your investments.

The maximum Work Bonus balance will temporarily increase from 1 December 2022 until 31 December 2023. Read more about this increase depending on if you work or if you don’t work.

Page last updated: 13 February 2023.
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