Australians nervous about having JobKeeper payment slashed next week are told ...

Get on the dole: Millions of out-of-work Australians nervous about having their JobKeeper payment slashed next week are told to turn to JobSeeker Anyone who is anxious about JobKeeper being slashed told to apply for the dole Social Services Minister Anne Ruston encouraged people to 'top up' benefits The wage subsidy is being extended at a reduced rate from September 28  Almost 3.6 million people have received the fortnightly payments 

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 12:02 BST, 21 September 2020 | Updated: 12:02 BST, 21 September 2020

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Anyone anxious about having their JobKeeper payment slashed is being told to apply for the dole.

The wage subsidy scheme is being extended at reduced rates for six months from September 28.

Payments for full-time staff are being cut from $1500 to $1200 per fortnight, while people who usually worked less than 20 hours a week before the coronavirus pandemic will receive just $750.

Social Services Minister Anne Ruston is encouraging people to top up their payments with unemployment benefits.

Australians who are worried about their JobKeeper payment being slashed on September 28 have been encouraged to 'top up' their benefits with the JobSeeker payment (hospitality worker pictured)

Australians who are worried about their JobKeeper payment being slashed on September 28 have been encouraged to 'top up' their benefits with the JobSeeker payment (hospitality worker pictured)

'We have temporarily put arrangements in place so that our social security safety net is not just for people who have lost their jobs,' Senator Ruston said on Monday.

'It is able to provide a cushion for people who have had or fear their hours or income will be reduced.'

JobKeeper recipients on $1200 per fortnight may be

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