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.
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JobSeeker Payment replaced Newstart Allowance when it stopped in March 2020.
To get JobSeeker Payment you need to meet some rules. These include:
- you’re between 22 and Age Pension age
- you meet the income and assets tests
- 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. The amount you get depends on your personal situation.
Complete the following steps to claim JobSeeker Payment. Before you start, check if you can get it.
There may be one or more waiting periods that apply before you get your first JobSeeker Payment.
To keep getting JobSeeker Payment you need to report you and your partner's income every 2 weeks. You also need to keep meeting your mutual obligation requirements.
Page last updated: 3 June 2021
This information was printed 17 October 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/jobseeker-payment. 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.