Interested in a bit of extra cash without your Centrelink payments being cut?

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Centrelink Payments

A new incentive was announced in December 2016 by the treasurer. This incentive allows some Centrelink recipients to take up some seasonal work.

This incentive is a two- year trial which will be available to Australian job seekers from 1st July 2017 and ends 30th June 2019.

The trial will allow participants to earn up to $5,000 each year from eligible seasonal work without the added income affecting their income support payments from Centrelink.
A Seasonal Work Living Away and Travel Allowance of up to $300 each year may be available to those who travel more than 120 km from home

To be eligible for the incentive you must be a job seeker who has been receiving Newstart or Youth Allowance for a minimum of three consecutive months.

So if your New Year’s resolution was to earn some extra coin, be quick as the trial is capped at 3,800 job seekers!

For more information, click here