The main income support payment while you’re unemployed and looking for work.
What you need to do
- Check if you can get it.
- Find out how to claim.
- Make an agreement to look for a job and report regularly.
Your Newstart Allowance payments will stop if you don’t keep your agreement to look for work and can’t give us a good reason.
How much you can get
Most single people can get around $538.80 every 2 weeks. But this depends on things like your employment status, personal circumstances and savings.
Check how much you can get based on your situation.