How much you can get

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

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.

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.

Page last updated: 10 December 2021