Crisis Payment for National Health Emergency

A one-off payment if you are affected by a major health crisis in Australia.

The Crisis Payment for National Health Emergency (NHE) is a one-off payment for people affected by a major health crisis in Australia.

How much you can get, and when you can get it, depends on the type of health emergency. Eligibility rules may also vary.

There are currently no health emergencies that you can claim this payment for in Australia.

Past payments

The Crisis Payment for National Health Emergency (COVID-19) ended on 1 October 2022.

If you need another payment or service, read more about getting a Centrelink payment.

Page last updated: 29 October 2022