How much you can get

We pay JobSeeker Payment every 2 weeks. The amount you get depends on your personal situation.

You may get JobKeeper payment through your employer. You need to check with them before you claim a payment with us. Read how JobKeeper payment could affect you.

This includes:

  • 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.

Your maximum payment rate each fortnight includes JobSeeker Payment and the Coronavirus Supplement. You’ll get the supplement at a rate of $250 a fortnight until 31 December 2020. As long as you get $1 of Jobseeker Payment, we’ll pay this with your normal payment.

From 1 January 2021, your payment will change to the normal JobSeeker Payment rate for your situation.

Your situation Your maximum fortnightly payment until 31 December 2020
Single, no children

$815.70 includes:

  • $565.70 JobSeeker Payment
  • $250 Coronavirus Supplement.
Single, with a dependent child or children

$862.00 includes:

  • $612 JobSeeker Payment
  • $250 Coronavirus Supplement.
Single, 60 or older, after 9 continuous months on payment

$862.00 includes:

  • $612 JobSeeker Payment
  • $250 Coronavirus Supplement.
Partnered

$760.80 each includes:

  • $510.80 JobSeeker Payment
  • $250 Coronavirus Supplement.

Single principal carer granted an exemption from mutual obligation requirements for any of the following:

  • foster caring
  • non-parent relative caring under a court order
  • home schooling
  • distance education
  • large family.

$1,043.10 includes:

  • $793.10 JobSeeker Payment
  • $250 Coronavirus Supplement.
Next: What your commitments are

There are things you must do to keep getting your JobSeeker Payment.

Page last updated: 25 September 2020