RELAXING THE PARTNER INCOME TEST FOR JOBSEEKER PAYMENTS
1 April, 2020
The Morrison Government has temporarily relaxed the partner income test on the JobSeeker Payment.
From 30 March 2020, it will be temporarily increased over the next 6 months to $3,068 per fortnight.
This will ensure that an eligible person can receive the JobSeeker Payment and associated Coronavirus Supplement providing their partner earns less than $3,068 per fortnight, around $79,762 per annum.
The personal income test for individuals on JobSeeker Payment will still apply.