How coronavirus (COVID-19) can impact people with disability payments
6 July 2020
We have information to help if you get Sickness Allowance or Disability Support Pension.
Sickness Allowance special arrangements
You can keep getting Sickness Allowance until your medical certificate ends. If your circumstances change because of COVID-19 you don’t need to tell us if:
- your employer closes
- you’re unable to study full time.
If you still need financial support when your medical certificate ends, you can transfer to JobSeeker Payment.
Disability Support Pension (DSP)
Participation requirements are currently suspended due to COVID-19.
We’ve stopped Mobility Allowance reviews due to COVID-19. We won’t contact you to check if your situation has changed. If you’re already getting Mobility Allowance, this won’t affect your payment.
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We have information to help if you get the School Term Allowance and living away from home rate. You can also find out about rules if you need to travel home before the end of the school term.
Find out about your family payments and child support if you’re affected by coronavirus.
Page last updated: 13 July 2020
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