JobSeeker Payment is coming in March 2020
3 December 2019
This means Newstart Allowance will end. Don’t stress, you don’t need to do anything to move to the new payment.
If you’re getting Newstart Allowance, from 20 March 2020 we’ll transfer you to JobSeeker Payment.
Your payment rate won’t change, just the payment name. If your circumstances change, you must tell us. This could change your payment rate.
You’ll need to keep meeting your mutual obligation requirements to keep getting your payment.
So we don’t lose contact with you, make sure your details are up to date. You still update your details the same way you have been doing for Newstart Allowance.
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Page last updated: 5 December 2019