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Coronavirus Supplement 

Additional $550 per fortnight payment on top of current payment will remain in place until 27 September. The Coronavirus supplement will be reduced to $250 per fortnight from 25 September to 31 December. You will automatically receive this if you are already receiving: JobSeeker payment, Partner Allowance, Widow Allowance, Sickness Allowance, Wife Pension, Youth Allowance, Austudy, ABSTUDY, Parenting Payment (Partnered & Single), Farm Household Allowance & Special Benefit.

Government Extension of income support

https://www.dss.gov.au/about-the-department/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-support

Unemployment due to COVID 19 – Centrelink Support

 

New Centrelink Clients

If affected by Coronavirus, you are eligible for either JobSeeker Payment, Parenting Payment or Youth Allowance Payment.

You must first register your 'intention to claim'  https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/affected-coronavirus-covid-19/if-you-need-payment

You will then receive texts and a call from Centrelink to set up your account.  There is no need to physically visit Centrelink.

Jobseeker and Jobkeeper payment explained

Jobkeeper Extension

The JobKeeper Payment, which was originally due to run until 27 September 2020, will now continue to be available to eligible businesses (including self-employed) and not-for-profits until 28 March 2021.

The payment rate of $1,500 per fortnight will be reduced to $1,200 per fortnight from 28 September 2020 and to $1,000 per fortnight from 4 January 2021. From 28 September 2020, lower payment rates will apply for employees and business participants who worked fewer than 20 hours per week.

For more information go to:

https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-07/Fact_sheet-JobKeeper_Payment_extension_0.pdf



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Last reviewed 04 August 2020
Last updated 04 August 2020