COVID-19: Partner Income Test Relaxed for JobSeeker Payment

The government will temporarily relax the partner income test to ensure that an eligible person can receive the JobSeeker Payment, and associated coronavirus supplement, provided their partner earns less than $3,068 per fortnight, around $79,762 per annum. This will apply for the next six months.

The personal income test for individuals on JobSeeker Payment will still apply.

For more information on the JobSeeker Payment please see the Government factsheet here:  Income support for individuals

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