Need income support once JobKeeper Payment ends? Claim online, and claim now
JobKeeper Payment ends on 28 March.
Some people may need income support, such as JobSeeker Payment, if their income reduces or they’ll be looking for work after this date.
Services Australia General Manager, Hank Jongen is urging people in this situation to claim now.
‘If you need assistance, you can make a claim right now,’ Mr Jongen said.
‘There’s no need to wait. You can do it online right away, without needing to call or visit a service centre. You can start your claim up to 13 weeks before your circumstances change. If you think you’ll be in need, make your claim now.
‘The easiest and quickest way for you to claim a payment is using myGov.
‘If you don’t have a Centrelink Customer Reference Number, sign in to myGov and select ‘Government support for Coronavirus’. Then follow the prompts to prove your identity and create one.
‘It’s also important if you’re already getting a payment from us to continue to report your JobKeeper Payment as income until it stops.’
People can go to our website to find out what payments they can get and how to claim.