Lost job because of COVID-19 vaccination requirement

If you decide not to get the COVID-19 vaccination or any required booster, you may not be able to stay in your job. Find out about benefits and other help you may be able to get.

If you lose your job because you decide not to get the COVID-19 vaccination or booster:

  • you may be able to apply for benefits, other financial support or other help
  • we may be able to help you find another job

If you have a partner who works, their income may affect any payments you get from us. Your vaccination status does not affect your payments from us.


You don’t need proof of vaccination and won’t be asked to show your My Vaccine Pass when you come into our service centre. You’ll need to scan the QR code or keep a record of your visit to help with contact tracing, and wear a face mask.

From 10 January 2022 all of our staff will be fully vaccinated.

Your situation

Unsure what you could get

Use our 'Check what you might get' tool to find out what help you could qualify for.

Applying for benefits

When you apply for benefits, you may need to do some things before you can start applying.

Apply online – Work and Income

Find out how payments work and when they start


Vaccination and getting a booster when you’re eligible is the best way to protect yourself and others from the COVID-19 virus.

See up-to-date facts about vaccination and other COVID-related information and advice on Unite against COVID-19