JobSeeker Payment

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.

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.

The JobKeeper Payment can affect Centrelink payments. Read about if you get JobKeeper Payment.

Page last updated: 26 October 2020