From April 27, job seekers will receive a $550 supplement to existing payments, bringing the total to $1,100, Two, separate $750 payments will also be made to social security, veteran and other income support recipients and eligible concession card holders, These payments will be made automatically on March 31 and July 13, Businesses must continue to be active to qualify for payments, JobSeeker Payment (and all payments progressively transitioning to JobSeeker Payment), Partner Allowance, Widow Allowance, Sickness Allowance and Wife Pension. With the impacts of social distancing regulations, more Australians than ever are desperately seeking help from the government.

They will need to complete their claim documents within 14 days on making an intent to claim. Speaking on The Latest, Josh Frydenberg says new measures are being implemented so those in need can access funds.

Under the temporary coronavirus arrangements, Centrelink is not applying most of the usual waiting periods. People are seen queuing outside the Centrelink office at Norwood in Adelaide. Select Get started from the category that best describes your circumstances. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. If you don’t have a myGov account or a Centrelink online account you’ll first need to set one up. “We’ve waived the waiting periods for people to get the unemployment benefits and we’ve also waived the assets test.”. With jobs and even whole industries decimated by the impacts of coronavirus measures, more Australians than ever are desperately seeking help from the government. To access Jobseeker payments, the federal government has urged Australians to claim online. 2. (Watch the video below). Press J to jump to the feed. Note: This evidence is not required. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. If you have an authorised representative - that is, someone to deal with Centrelink on your behalf - they will also need their own account. Under the current system, a person is able to claim backdated payments from the date they contact Centrelink … It also conducted 180 Aged Care forums, leading to improvements that mean approximately 110,000 older Australians no longer need to complete a form to access Aged Care benefits. Sign up to receive our Breaking News Alerts and Editor's Daily Headlines featuring the best local news and stories. Those who find themselves out of work may be eligible for payments of up to $1,120 per fortnight under the federal government’s new coronavirus JobSeeker supplement. Centrelink will change the way it backdates payments from July 1. From April 27, job seekers will receive a $550 supplement to existing payments, bringing the total to $1,120. /images/transform/v1/crop/frm/7GTjPNqfZtZ9DDgM7sVkPJ/0ce26b93-9996-44f0-b548-4b4458b8476b.PNG/r15_0_1029_573_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg, The Examiner's trusted source for property, For Sandi the choice to die would be a life changer, Claim that strip search laws still put children at risk, Labor questions delay on Griffin investigation, Horrendous: Sexual abuse survivor speaks of paedophile teacher. Newstart Allowance/Jobseeker Payment. “We are using online applications everywhere that is possible,” Frydenberg said. This amendment has no effect on the existing allowable time and progress rules, which are maintained. Queues outside Centrelink offices extended for blocks for the second day in a row on Tuesday while the myGov website crashed again due to unprecedented demand. Does this mean you get nothing or you can at least get 550 a week starting April 27, for six months. The government has also waived the assets test, meaning personal assets - such as property - will not be considered when determining your claim. The average NewStart payment for a single person with no children is $538.80 a fortnight. [ Close Window] [ Top of Page] [ Print Page] Proof of responsibility for energy costs Mr Turnbull said the policy change was part of the social services welfare reform bill which was passed by Parliament in March. It may mean you were rejected too.

For more information, see the federal government’s coronavirus stimulus fact sheet for individuals, or information for businesses. Centrelink will change the way it backdates payments from July 1. My claim for jobseeker was rejected because I stuffed up the lodgement and lodged before the criteria had changed.