Benefit increases

From 1 April 2020 all main benefits will increase by $25 per week. For couples, the increase will be $25 in total.

This increase to the after-tax rate will apply to:

  • Jobseeker Support
  • Sole Parent Support
  • Supported Living Payment
  • Young Parent Payment
  • Youth Payment.

This is in addition to rate changes on 1 April.

This increase in your benefit payment may affect some of your other payments such as Temporary Additional Support, Accommodation Supplement and Childcare Assistance.

The total amount you get from us will not be less than what you were getting before 1 April.

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