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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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.
You can start your claim for JobSeeker Payment up to 13 weeks before your circumstances change. For example, you can start your claim before you lose your job, your work hours reduce or your employer stops paying your JobKeeper payment. You’ll need to know what date your circumstances will change to start your claim early.
Find out the arrangements for people affected by coronavirus and don’t currently get a payment from us.
We pay JobSeeker Payment every 2 weeks. Your payment amount will depend on your circumstances.
Complete the following steps to claim JobSeeker Payment. Before you start, check if you can get it.
To keep getting JobSeeker Payment you need to report your income every 2 weeks. You also need to keep meeting your mutual obligation requirements.
We have other services to help you manage your JobSeeker Payment or get extra support.
Page last updated: 5 August 2020
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