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.

Page last updated: 27 July 2020