How much you can get
We pay JobSeeker Payment every 2 weeks. The amount you get depends on your personal situation.
- if you have a partner
- if you have children
- how much income you and your partner have earned in the past 14 days.
Keep in mind, income includes money you may get paid by your employer through JobKeeper Payment.
We update rates on 20 March and 20 September each year.
If your circumstances change, you might be able to get an eligible income support payment like JobSeeker Payment from us.
You can use our payment guide to see what payments and services you may be eligible for.
You can start your claim for JobSeeker Payment early before your circumstances will change.
You may have to pay income tax on JobSeeker Payment.
If you got the Coronavirus Supplement, you need to declare it as income in your tax return for the 2020–21 financial year.
The Coronavirus Supplement won’t be shown separately on your Centrelink payment summary.
Your total Centrelink payment rate was increased if you were paid the Coronavirus Supplement.
This table is a guide only.
|Your situation||Your maximum fortnightly payment from 20 September 2021|
|Single, no children||$629.50|
|Single, with a dependent child or children||$676.80|
|Single, 60 or older, after 9 continuous months on payment||$676.80|
|Single principal carer granted an exemption from mutual obligation requirements for any of the following:
There are things you must do to keep getting your JobSeeker Payment.
Page last updated: 20 September 2021
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