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Can you get both?
youCANNOT get both simultaneously.
If you get JobKeeper from your employer, the wages received would breach CentreLink's JobSeeker limits and you essentially forfeit your JobSeeker entitlement.
Which one should I get?
It really depends on your circumstances. We DO NOT know your situation with family + children + spouse, your employment, your benefits you receive from Centrelink. So it is always good to check with a professional accountant, financial adviser, and with someone from CentreLink.
In terms of figures, here is a table of the change
|Apr-2020||Sep-2020||$1,500|| $ 565 Jobseeker|
+ $ 550 Coronavirus supplement
|Oct-2020||Dec-2020||$1,200 >20hrs p/wm ,$750 <20hrs p/w|| $565 Jobseeker|
+ $250 Coronavirus supplement
|Jan-2021||$1,000 >20hrs p/w ,$650 <20hrs p/w||Pending 6 Oct 2020 Announcement|