Payments and services while you’re looking for work or doing approved studies to help you find and keep a job.
Financial help if you’re between 22 and Age Pension age and looking for work. It’s also for when you’re sick or injured and can’t do your usual work or study for a short time.
Financial help if you’re 21 or younger and looking for work, or temporarily unable to work.
Check to see if you’re eligible for other support:
- use Payment and Service Finder to find, estimate and compare payments, and locate services
- view all payments for job seekers.
Financial help if you’re looking for work. There are also payments if you’re sick or injured and can’t do your usual work or study.
JobSeeker Payment started on 20 March 2020, and some payments stopped or closed to new claims. We have information about how these changes may affect you.
If you’ve lost your job and got a redundancy or termination payment, you may be able to get help.
We provide financial support and help to people with disability, illness or injury. This support can help you study or find and keep a job.
It’s easier to update your income and assets online. We need these details to make sure you get the right payment rate.
We’ve waived the waiting period for some payments until 31 December 2020.
If you’re looking to claim JobSeeker Payment, our new tool can guide you through the process.
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This information was printed 11 August 2020 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/job-seekers. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.