Changes to JobSeeker rates and thresholds

From 20 March 2020, JobSeeker rates and thresholds will be indexed.

JobSeeker changes 20 March 2020

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
Partnered, each $510.80


Income test
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
Partnered, each $993.50


JobSeeker applicants will also be subject to an asset test.

For more information on JobSeeker, visit ServicesAustralia.gov.au

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Incognito
11th Mar 2020
6:01pm
$3 per week, well that is going to help Jobseekers a lot (not).
Incognito
11th Mar 2020
6:04pm
raisetherate.org
Big Kev
11th Mar 2020
6:51pm
Wow, even right wing economists say Newstart should increase by $95, so they increase it by three. The rest will be spent with advertising companies on the new name. What was the PM's former job?
cupoftea
11th Mar 2020
7:12pm
These morons are not just laughing at the people who didn't vote them in there laughing at those who did
Viv
11th Mar 2020
7:53pm
$3!! What a bloody insult!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GOW
12th Mar 2020
2:26pm
What does the "after nine months mean"? They will HAVE TO RAISE THE RATE SOON or we will have many many more pensioners living on the streets trying to live on the new "Newstart" Jobseekers allowance. This Stimulus is NOT going to stop a Recession.....I believe we started going into recession just before Christmas anyway, the Government just doesn't want to use the 'R' word! Hold onto you cash if you have any socked away you may need it ....and NOT to just by toilet paper!


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