Eligibility for Newstart Allowance

You may be eligible for Newstart Allowance if you:

  • are aged 22 years or older but under age pension age
  • are looking for suitable paid work
  • are prepared to enter into an Employment Pathway Plan and meet the requirements included in the Employment Pathway Plan
  • are not involved in industrial action
  • meet income and assets test requirements
  • meet Activity Test requirements
  • meet residence requirements