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JobSeeker Payment replaced Newstart Allowance when it stopped in March 2020.
To get JobSeeker Payment you need to meet some rules. These include:
- you’re between 22 and Age Pension age
- you meet the income and assets tests
- you meet residence rules.
JobSeeker Payment may affect the child support payments you make or receive. You need to tell us if your income changes.
To find out the full conditions and if this payment is right for you, read who can get it.
We pay JobSeeker Payment every 2 weeks. The amount you get depends on your personal situation.
Complete the following steps to claim JobSeeker Payment. Before you start, check if you can get it.
There may be one or more waiting periods that apply before you get your first JobSeeker Payment.
To keep getting JobSeeker Payment you need to report you and your partner's income every 2 weeks. You also need to keep meeting your mutual obligation requirements.