New COVID-19 Income Relief Payment available from 8 June

25 May 2020.

If you’ve lost your job because of the impacts of COVID-19, you may be able to get the COVID-19 Income Relief Payment.

It provides up to 12 weeks of payments to help with living costs after a sudden income loss and give you time to find other work.

You can apply online for the Income Relief Payment from 8 June.

You may be able to get this help if you:

    • lost your job from 1 March 2020 to 30 October 2020 because of COVID-19, and
    • worked 15 hours or more a week for at least 12 weeks before you lost your job, and
    • don’t have a partner earning $2,000 or more each week before tax, and
    • meet other eligibility criteria.

Find out more about who is eligible, what you can get and how to apply for this.