The special social security arrangements put in place by the Government in response to the coronavirus pandemic come to an end this week.
Significantly, the Coronavirus Supplement of an additional $150 per fortnight for people receiving JobSeeker Payment will cease from 1 April 2021.
However, the JobSeeker Payment rate has been increased by $50 a fortnight from the pre-COVID Newstart Allowance rate.
There have also been changes to reporting and eligibility requirements, including the JobSeeker payment income test and partner income taper, which were relaxed as a special Coronavirus measure. Information on what you need to know about the changes to JobSeeker, including waiting periods and mutual obligations, can be found here.