Incentives to help seasonal work
A NEW Federal Government trial offers a range of incentives for the unemployed to undertake seasonal horticultural work, helping gain experience and improve skills.
The Seasonal Work Incentives Trial offers financial incentives to support unemployed people to take up work opportunities for up to six weeks.
Participants will be able to earn up to $5000 each year from qualifying seasonal horticultural work without it being assessed under the social security income test.
They may also be eligible for a seasonal work living away and travel allowance of up to $300 each year, if they undertake qualifying seasonal horticultural work more than 120 kilometres from their home.
The trial incentives are available to eligible Newstart and Youth Allowance (other) recipients who have been receiving those payments continuously for at least three months and are participating in Jobactive, transition to work or disability employment services.
For further details visit employment.gov.au.
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