Jobseeker Payment

Financial help if you’re between 22 and Age Pension age and looking for work. It’s also for when you’re sick or injured and can’t do your usual work or study for a short time.

See our website for information on:
- who can get it
- how much you get
- what your commitments are
- how to claim
- how to report and manage your payment
- what other services are available
- what information relates

When JobSeeker Payment started, other payments stopped or closed to new claims. The payments affected are:
- Newstart Allowance
- Sickness Allowance
- Wife Pension
- Widow B Pension
- Bereavement Allowance.

You can use the JobSeeker Payment Guide if you’re unsure how these changes affect you.

See Youth Allowance for Financial help if you’re 24 or younger and a student or Australian Apprentice, or 21 or younger and looking for work.

How this service is delivered

  • Call or visit us online

    Visit our website to learn more.

    JobSeeker Payment - 22 years of age and over - 132 850
    Youth Allowance - job seeker under 22 years - 132 490

Updated: 20/04/2020

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