How much you can get

The amount of Farm Household Allowance you can get depends on your circumstances.

This payment is the same as the maximum rate of JobSeeker Payment or Youth Allowance.

If you have a partner, we may pay the allowance to both of you. You may be able to submit a combined claim.

If you get Farm Household Allowance you'll get all the following:

  • a fortnightly payment for up to 4 years in each specific 10 year period
  • activity supplements up to a lifetime limit of $10,000 to pay for activities to help improve your financial position
  • a Farm Household Case Officer to work with you to help you improve your financial circumstances.

You’ll get Coronavirus Supplement at a rate of $150 per fortnight until 31 March 2021. Your first payment in April may include a partial increase to your regular payment amount and a final Coronavirus Supplement payment. This applies if your reporting date is on or before 13 April 2021. You’ll only get the Coronavirus Supplement if you get at least $1 of your regular payment.

The regular payment rate increased from 1 April 2021 by $50 per fortnight.

Next: How to claim

Complete the following steps to claim Farm Household Allowance (FHA). Before you start, check if you can get it.

Page last updated: 1 April 2021