The current level of JobKeeper and Coronavirus Supplement payments (including JobSeeker, Youth Allowance, Parenting Payment, Austudy, ABSTUDY Living Allowance, Farm Household Allowance, Special Benefit, Dept of Veterans’ Affairs Education Schemes) will remain in place until the end of September.
The JobKeeper program and the Coronavirus Supplement have been extended under the next phase of our support for affected businesses and households.
Under the Federal Government’s next phase of support, the JobKeeper Payment will continue at its current level until 27 September, after which it will be extended for a further six months to 28 March 2021.
A two-tiered payment will also be introduced so as to better reflect the pre-COVID-19 income of payment recipients.
Specifically, from 28 September until 3 January next year, the two payments will be $1,200 and $750 per fortnight, with the lower payment for employees who worked less than 20 hours a week in the month of February pre-COVID-19.
From 4 January to 28 March next year, the two payments will be $1,000 and $650.
Coronavirus supplement (JobSeeker etc)
The temporary Coronavirus Supplement for those on income support will also be extended until 31 December 2020. The $550 per fortnight Supplement will continue until 24 September.
From 25 September until 31 December, the Supplement will be $250 per fortnight, reducing by the same amount as the JobKeeper payment.