To apply for NEIS, you must meet both the personal and business eligibility requirements.
Personal eligibility requirements
Be receiving an eligible Centrelink Allowance, such as Newstart, Youth Allowance, Parenting Payment Single/Partnered, Disability Support Pension, Carers Payment and Age Pension.
- Be working 15 hours or less per week
Business eligibility requirements
- Not be currently operating on a commercial basis
- Be independent, reputable and legal
- Demonstrate potential commercial viability
- Be established, located and operated solely in Australia
- Ensure controlling interest in the business remains with the NEIS participant(s)