From 20 March 2022, JobSeeker rates and thresholds will be indexed. Find out if your payment will be affected.
JobSeeker payment rates from 20 March 2022
|Family situation||Payment rate (per fortnight)|
|Single, 22 or over, no children||$642.70|
|Single, 22 or over, with children||$691.00|
|Single, 60 or over, after nine months||$691.00|
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 2022
|Family situation||Payment cut-off threshold|
|Single, 22 or over, no children||$1253.50|
|Single, 22 or over, with children||$1335.17|
|Single, 60 or over, after nine months||$1345.50|
JobSeeker applicants will also be subject to an asset test.
For more information on JobSeeker, visit ServicesAustralia.gov.au