A one off payment if you’re in severe financial hardship because of extreme circumstances.
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Call our Multilingual Phone Service to speak with us in your language about your Centrelink payments and services.
To get this you must:
- be eligible for an income support payment from us
- be in severe financial hardship
- have an extreme life change.
Read the full conditions under eligibility.
You need to meet eligibility requirements and be in severe financial hardship to get Crisis Payment.
Complete the following steps to claim Crisis Payment. Check if you can get it first by calling your main payment line, within 7 days of your crisis.
Page last updated: 8 May 2020
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