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 in it
  • are not involved in industrial action
  • meet income and assets test requirements
  • meet Activity Test requirements; and
  • meet residence requirements

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