How to manage your payment

You need to tell us if your circumstances change.

If you get Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA), you’ll need tell us if your circumstances change. For example, you change your address or bank details.

You must also tell us if your weekly income is $1,737.10 or more. This is the average Australian weekly income.

The quickest way to report your income is to call 180 22 66.

You’re still eligible to get DRA each week if the disaster has reduced your weekly income to less than $1,737.10.

You’ll need to update your income estimate if you:

  • get Family Tax Benefit
  • get Child Care Subsidy
  • have a current Child Support assessment.

Use our online guide to update your family income estimate and payment choice by either using:

Page last updated: 29 March 2022