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.

There are changes to claims and your obligations due to coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes changes to waiting periods, the income test, what you need to give us, and your obligations. We’ve suspended participation requirements for Disability Support Pension. We’ve also paused a range of Centrelink debt raising and recovery activities.

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.

Page last updated: 2 April 2020