JobSeeker payment rates from 20 March 2022.
JobSeeker is the Australian Unemployment benefit payment and is paid every two weeks, to eligible applicants.
Fortnighty Payment rate.
$642.70 Single, 22 or over, no children (increase from $629.50).
$691.00 Single, 22 or over, with children (increase from $676.80).… Read the rest
Australian Aged Pension for New Zealand Citizens.
To get most Centrelink payments in Australia you must meet all of the following criteria:
- be an Australian resident.
- meet the eligibility rules for the payment.
- serve any waiting periods.
What is an Australian Resident for Centrelink purposes?
You’re an Australian resident if … Read the rest
Australian Age Care Bonus Payments.
On 31st January 2022, the government announced a further bonus payment schedule for aged care workers, up to $800 per employee, spread over two payments of up to $400 each.
This Bonus, together with the previous Covid related bonuses totals up to $3,200 for the … Read the rest
Is Austudy available for New Australian residents?
One of the requirements, to be eligible to claim Austudy, is the requirement to be an Australian resident and in Australia on the day that an Austudy claim is made.
However, if you have recently arrived as a resident in Australia, you may … Read the rest
How does the Work Bonus apply to the Australian Aged Pension.
Australians getting the Aged Pension are allowed to earn a small amount each fortnight, without affecting the amount they receive as their pension.
The basic rule is that their pension is NOT affected if they receive under $178 per … Read the rest
The following Social Security Legislation Amendment 2021 was introduced into parliament on 27 May 2021.
If the legislation is passed, the new employment services model will come into effect from July 1, 2022, in just over 1 years time.
Peter Davidson, Australian Council of Social Services advisor, said: “We … Read the rest
Parental Leave Pay Newly Arrived Resident’s Waiting Period (NARWP).
Many Centrelink Government benefits will have either a 2 or 4 year newly arrived resident’s waiting period before becoming eligible to claim them.
From January 2022, many of those that are currently a TWO year newly arrived resident’s waiting period will … Read the rest
Child Care Subsidy Residency rules from Centrelink.
To get the Child Care subsidy you, or your partner, must meet the residence rules.
You or your partner must be living in Australia and have one of the following:
- Australian citizenship
- a permanent visa
- a Special Category visa
- a certain temporary visa
… Read the rest
Four Year Benefits wait for New Migrants.
Australian Budget 2021.
Currently there is a four-year waiting period for some government payments, such as the jobseeker unemployment benefit and youth allowance.
From January 2022, that four-year waiting period will be extended to cover more government benefits, such as family tax benefit, … Read the rest
Australian Unemployment Benefit increases 2016 to 2021
Unemployment Benefits in Australia have recently been known as either Newstart or Jobseeker, and are increased every year by the cost of living increase for that period.
The historical rates, shown below with the annual increase, are for each single person, with no … Read the rest