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 also get the Coronavirus Supplement at a rate of $250 a fortnight until 31 December 2020. As long as you get $1 of Farm Household Allowance, we’ll pay this as part of your normal payment.

From 1 January 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: 4 November 2020