Crisis Payment for Release from Prison or Psychiatric Confinement

A one-off payment to help you if you’ve been released from prison or psychiatric confinement.

To get this you must be all of the following:

  • eligible for an income support payment or ABSTUDY Living Allowance
  • in severe financial hardship
  • charged with committing an offence
  • spent 14 or more days in prison or psychiatric confinement
  • in Australia when you make your claim.

Read about who can get it.

Page last updated: 4 August 2022