COVID-19 Income Relief Payment
The COVID-19 Income Relief Payment has now stopped. The final day of the Income Relief Payment was 4 February 2021.
The Income Relief Payment was a temporary, short-term support for people who lost their jobs from 1 March to 30 October 2020 because of COVID-19. It offered up to 12 weeks of payments for people who no longer had work while they looked for other employment.
Applications for the Income Relief Payment closed on 14 November 2020.
If you need financial help, use our Check What You Might Get guide to see what payments you could qualify for.
You could get Student Loan Living Costs
You could get the Income Relief Payment at the same time as getting the Student Loan Living Costs.
You could get Student Allowance
If you or your partner get Student Allowance, you could get the Income Relief Payment at the same time - but only at the part-time rate of $250 per week.