This information has been provided by the Australian Government.
The JobKeeper payment rates changed on 4 January 2021.
Here are the details.
From 4 January 2021, the JobKeeper Payment rate is either:
- $1000 per fortnight
- $650 per fortnight if you’ve worked less than 20 hours a week on average during February or June 2020.
These changes mean you may be eligible to get both:
An income support payment is a regular payment that helps you with living costs.
Centrelink income support payments
The following payments are income support payments:
- Age Pension, you may get this if you’re 66 or older
- Austudy, you may get this if you’re 25 or older and studying or an Australian Apprentice
- Carer Payment, you may get this if you care for someone who has a severe disability, illness, or is frail aged
- Disability Support Pension, you may get this if you have a permanent physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition that stops you working
- JobSeeker Payment, you may get this if you’re between 22 and Age Pension age and looking for work
- Parenting Payment, you may get this if you’re the main carer of a young child
- Special Benefit, you may get this if you’re not eligible for any other income support from us.
There may be other payments that you can get. You can use our Payment and Service Finder to check what payment is right for you.