How much you can get

We pay JobSeeker Payment every 2 weeks. Your payment amount will depend on your circumstances.

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.

Your JobSeeker Payment amount depends on your situation. This includes:

  • your personal situation, such as if you have children or a partner
  • how much income you’ve earned in the past 14 days.

From late April 2020, your maximum payment rate each fortnight includes your JobSeeker Payment and the Coronavirus Supplement. Your payment will change back to just JobSeeker Payment when the supplement stops

You may also get a separate Economic Support Payment. We’ll pay this straight into your bank account if you can get it. You don’t need to do anything

Your situation Your maximum fortnightly payment
Single, no children $1,115.70 includes:
  • $565.70 JobSeeker Payment
  • $550 Coronavirus Supplement.
Single, with a dependent child or children $1,162.00 includes:
  • $612 JobSeeker Payment
  • $550 Coronavirus Supplement.
Single, 60 or older, after 9 continuous months on payment $1,162.00 includes:
  • $612 JobSeeker Payment
  • $550 Coronavirus Supplement.
Partnered $1,060.80 each includes:
  • $510.80 JobSeeker Payment
  • $550 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.
$1,340.10 includes:
  • $790.10 JobSeeker Payment
  • $550 Coronavirus Supplement.

Page last updated: 19 May 2020