Jobseeker Coronavirus Supplement from January

Coronavirus Supplement to be continued until March 2021.

The Coronavirus Supplement for Jobseeker and other welfare benefits is set to continue after the scheduled end date of 31 December 2020, but at a lower rate.

A statement from Centrelink about this Coronavirus Supplement change from 1st January 2021 was:

From 1 January 2021, it’ll be extended at $150 per fortnight until 31 March 2021. This extension is subject to the passage of legislation.

This means as long as you’re eligible you’ll get $250 with your regular payment when you report on or before 13 January 2021.

For all reporting dates on or after 14 January 2021, you’ll get $150 per fortnight with your regular payment. You’ll continue to get $150 per fortnight until 31 March 2021 as long as you’re eligible.

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