Breaking: JobKeeper Reduced To $1,200, JobSeeker Down To Roughly $800 Per Fortnight

In place until March 2021.

Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg have spoken today in regards to new changes to JobKeeper and JobSeeker. With both set to stay in place for the coming months. It confirms some rumours that were floating around over the past 24 hours.

For those of you currently on JobKeeper, the fortnightly fee will drop from $1500 per fortnight to $1200 per fortnight. And the business being paid that amount, will need to re-test after September 2020 to prove their revenue has dropped significantly.

But bad news for you casuals and part time workers out there – if you work under 20 hours per week, you’ll only get $750 per fortnight. However, you’re still able to work other jobs/shifts as per normal on top of getting that supplement.

It was reported that casuals were overpaid by around $6 million in the initial burst of JobKeeper (YIKES).

For JobSeeker, the COVD supplement will drop to $250 and it means you’ll roughly earn $800-$810 per fortnight. You’ll also need to start showing proof that you’re applying for jobs – which was pretty common under the previously-named Newstart.

You’ll need to show that you’re applying for at least four jobs per month, and you’ll also face penalties if you refuse a job.

It’ll certainly be welcome news for a lot of people out there, and will no doubt provide some form of certainty.

Image Source: Scott Morrison Facebook Page

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