From 20 March 2020, JobSeeker rates and thresholds will be indexed. Find out if your payment will be affected.
JobSeeker payment rates from 20 March 2020
|Family situation||Payment rate (per fortnight)|
|Single, 22 or over, no children||$565.70|
|Single, 22 or over, with children||$612.00|
|Single, 60 or over, after nine months||$612.00|
Under the income test applied to the JobSeeker payments, you can earn up to $104 per fortnight pre tax, before your payment is affected.
For income levels above $104 but less than $254 per fortnight, your payment will be reduced by 50 cents for every dollar you exceed the threshold. For income above $254 per fortnight your payment reduces by 60 cents until you reach the cut-off threshold.
JobSeeker thresholds from 20 March 2020
|Family situation||Payment cut-off threshold|
|Single, 22 or over, no children||$1086.50|
|Single, 22 or over, with children||$1164.84|
|Single, 60 or over, after nine months||$1175.17|
JobSeeker applicants will also be subject to an asset test.
For more information on JobSeeker, visit ServicesAustralia.gov.au