Jobseeker Support - couples - deduction tables

Use this table to estimate how much will be deducted from your Jobseeker Support payment if you're part of a couple.

Your deductions

If you have a partner and you're both getting, or entitled to get, a benefit in your own right (other than Veteran's Pension) then:

  • you can jointly earn up to $90 a week before tax, before it affects your payment
  • each of your benefits is reduced by 35 cents for every $1 of income you and your partner earn over $90 a week before tax.

Any other payments you get, eg, Accommodation Supplement, may also be affected.

You won't qualify for Jobseeker Support once you jointly earn over:

  • $664 if you don't have children
  • $702 if you do have children.

Estimate your deduction

Information

This table is just an estimate. The deduction could change depending on your individual circumstances.

Gross Income (before tax) Amount deducted from benefit payment (after tax each)
$ 100 $ 3.50
$ 110 $ 7.00
$ 120 $ 10.50
$ 130 $ 14.00
$ 140 $ 17.50
$ 150 $ 21.00
$ 160 $ 24.50
$ 170 $ 28.00
$ 180 $ 31.50
$ 190 $ 35.00
$ 200 $ 38.50
$ 210 $ 42.00
$ 220 $ 45.50
$ 230 $ 49.00
$ 240 $ 52.50
$ 250 $ 56.00
$ 260 $ 59.50
$ 270 $ 63.00
$ 280 $ 66.50
$ 290 $ 70.00
$ 300 $ 73.50
$ 310 $ 77.00
$ 320 $ 80.50
$ 330 $ 84.00
$ 340 $ 87.50
$ 350 $ 91.00
$ 360 $ 94.50
$ 370 $ 98.00
$ 380 $ 101.50
$ 390 $ 105.00
$ 400 $ 108.50
$ 410 $ 112.00
$ 420 $ 115.50
$ 430 $ 119.00
$ 440 $ 122.50
$ 450 $ 126.00
$ 460 $ 129.50
$ 470 $ 133.00
$ 480 $ 136.50
$ 490 $ 140.00
$ 500 $ 143.50
$ 510 $ 147.00
$ 520 $ 150.50
$ 530 $ 154.00
$ 540 $ 157.50
$ 550 $ 161.00
$ 560 $ 164.50
$ 570 $ 168.00
$ 580 $ 171.50
$ 590 $ 175.00
$ 600 $ 178.50
$ 610 $ 182.000
$ 620 $ 185.50
$ 630 $ 189.00