Independent through work

You may be independent if you’ve supported yourself through work.

This is if you’ve supported yourself in 1 of these ways:

If you’re from a rural and remote area you could also have either:

We recognise coronavirus (COVID-19) may impact your ability to be independent through work. We’ll automatically include a 6 month period of work in 2020 if you claim as an independent from 1 January 2021.

Page last updated: 10 December 2021