How much you can get
We pay JobSeeker Payment every 2 weeks. Your payment amount will depend on your circumstances.
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:
|Single, with a dependent child or children||$1,162.00 includes:
|Single, 60 or older, after 9 continuous months on payment||$1,162.00 includes:
|Partnered||$1,060.80 each includes:
Single principal carer granted an exemption from mutual obligation requirements for any of the following:
Page last updated: 19 May 2020
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