Get financial support
Learn if you are eligible for government payments, early access to super, or other assistance after losing your job.
Losing your job and source of income can have a serious impact on your financial wellbeing. Apart from any severance pay or redundancy entitlements, there are several government support payments you may be eligible for.
- JobSeeker for those looking for work
- other government payments you may be eligible for, like the Parenting Payment or Child Care Subsidy
- financial relief through concession and health care cards.
Depending on your circumstances, you may also be able to access your superannuation ahead of time. Conditions apply.
Day to day while looking for work, there is a range of cost of living discounts available, including help with energy costs.
You may also be able to change existing loan or credit arrangements to ease any financial strain, including a possible hardship variation to your home loan.
In this situation, you may want to seek financial advice. The Financial Information Service (FIS) is a free, confidential service provided by the Australian Government, where financial experts can help you plan for your future financial needs.