How it impacts your payment

We calculate your Centrelink payments based on your income. If you or your partner are getting compensation, it may change how much we pay you.

It could also affect your other payments.

You may need to repay money if we pay you too much.

Compensation estimator

Use the estimator to check how compensation affects other payments. Your legal advisor can use this too.

When not to use the estimator

Don’t use this compensation estimator:

If you have questions after using the compensation estimator contact the compensation recovery team by either:

We can tell you:

  • how compensation affects Centrelink payments
  • if you need to repay money
  • if your compensation will stop Centrelink payments and for how long.

Page last updated: 7 November 2019