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.
We have information in different languages about JobSeeker Payment
Call our Multilingual Phone Service to speak with us in your language about your Centrelink payments and services.
To get JobSeeker Payment you need to meet some rules. These include:
- you’re between 22 and Age Pension age
- your income is under the test limits
- you meet residence rules.
To find out the full conditions and if this payment is right for you, read who can get it.
We pay JobSeeker Payment every 2 weeks. Your payment amount will depend on your circumstances.
You need to look for work or do activities to help you find work while you’re getting JobSeeker Payment. You won’t have to do these if you have an exemption.
Complete the following steps to claim JobSeeker Payment. Before you start, check if you can get it.
There are things you need to do while you’re getting JobSeeker Payment. This includes looking for work, unless you have an exemption.
We have other services to help you manage your JobSeeker Payment or get extra support.
Page last updated: 6 May 2020
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