Crisis Payment for Release from Prison or Psychiatric Confinement
A payment to help you if you’ve been released from prison or psychiatric confinement.
To get this you must:
- be eligible for an income support payment or ABSTUDY Living Allowance
- be in severe financial hardship
- have been charged with committing an offence
- have spent 14 or more days in prison or psychiatric confinement
- be in Australia when you make your claim.
You must contact us within 7 days of being released from prison or psychiatric confinement.
Read about who can get it.
To get this payment you must contact us within 7 days of your release from prison or psychiatric confinement.
You can get a Crisis Payment for Release from Prison or Psychiatric Confinement each time you’re released.
Complete the following steps to claim Crisis Payment for Release from Prison or Psychiatric Confinement. Before you start, check if you can get it.
Page last updated: 27 October 2020
This information was printed 23 October 2020 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/crisis-payment-release-from-prison-or-psychiatric-confinement. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.