How much you can get

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

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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 also get the Coronavirus Supplement at a rate of $150 per fortnight between until 31 March 2021.

As long as you get $1 of Farm Household Allowance, we’ll pay this as part of your regular payment.

From 1 April 2021, your payment will change to the normal Farm Household Allowance rate for your situation.

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: 15 January 2021