Severe financial hardship for Crisis Payment
For the purposes of Crisis Payment, you’re in severe financial hardship if you meet certain criteria.
Getting a payment when you’re recently unemployed
We have payments to help you when you’re unemployed. Which one you get depends on your circumstances.
Employment Separation Certificate form (SU001)
You can ask your previous employer to use this form to certify important employment information about you.
Income test for JobSeeker Payment
Your or your partner’s income can reduce how much we pay you.
Liquid assets waiting period
The liquid assets waiting period is between 1 and 13 weeks.
How much JobSeeker Payment you can get
We pay JobSeeker Payment every 2 weeks. The amount you get depends on your personal situation.
Income and assets tests for JobSeeker Payment
You must meet the income and assets tests to get JobSeeker Payment.
You may get part of your income support payment or Family Tax Benefit (Part A) early. This is an advance payment. You pay it back later out of your payments from us.
Who can get JobSeeker Payment
You need to meet some rules to get JobSeeker Payment.
Deeming rules are used to work out income from your financial assets. We add this to your other income and apply the income test to work out your payment rate.