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.
Your maximum payment rate each fortnight includes JobSeeker Payment and the Coronavirus Supplement.
You’ll get the supplement at a rate of $150 per fortnight until 31 March 2021.
As long as you get $1 of Jobseeker Payment, we’ll pay this with your regular payment.
From 1 April 2021, your payment will change to the normal JobSeeker Payment rate for your situation.
|Your situation||Your maximum fortnightly payment from 1 January 2021 until 31 March 2021|
|Single, no children||
|Single, with a dependent child or children||
|Single, 60 or older, after 9 continuous months on payment||
$660.80 each includes:
Single principal carer granted an exemption from mutual obligation requirements for any of the following:
There may be 1 or more waiting periods that apply before you get your first JobSeeker Payment.
There are things you must do to keep getting your JobSeeker Payment.
Page last updated: 15 January 2021
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