How much you can get

We’ll pay the allowance with your regular payment. We pay you on or after 20 March, 20 June, 20 September and 20 December each year.

If you’re single, we’ll pay you $177.10 a quarter.

If you’re in a couple, we’ll pay $88.55 a quarter for each eligible member of a couple.

Rate adjustment

We adjust the rate on 20 March and 20 September each year. You won’t pay tax or have a means test for this allowance.

Page last updated: 20 September 2022