How much you can get

You can get this Crisis Payment once per incident or extreme circumstance.

It’s equal to a week’s pay at the maximum basic rate of your income support payment or ABSTUDY Living Allowance.

It doesn’t include other allowances or supplements.

You can get up to 4 payments in a 12 month period for these extreme circumstances combined:

  • extreme circumstances family and domestic violence
  • other extreme circumstances.
Page last updated: 26 July 2023.
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