From 20 March 2021, JobSeeker rates and thresholds will be indexed. Find out if your payment will be affected.
JobSeeker payment rates from 20 March 2021
|Family situation||Payment rate (per fortnight)|
|Single, 22 or over, no children||$570.80|
|Single, 22 or over, with children||$617.50|
|Single, 60 or over, after nine months||$617.50|
Under the income test applied to the JobSeeker payments, you can earn up to $300 per fortnight pre tax, before your payment is affected.
If you earn above $300 per fortnight, your payment reduces by 60 cents for each dollar over this amount.
JobSeeker thresholds from 20 March 2021
|Family situation||Payment cut-off threshold|
|Single, 22 or over, no children||$1097.00|
|Single, 22 or over, with children||$1176.00|
|Single, 60 or over, after nine months||$1186.34|
JobSeeker applicants will also be subject to an asset test.
For more information on JobSeeker, visit ServicesAustralia.gov.au