About waiting periods

You may have to wait a period of time to get Farm Household Allowance (FHA).

There are changes to claims and your obligations due to coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes changes to waiting periods, the income test, what you need to give us, and your obligations. We’ve suspended participation requirements for Disability Support Pension. We’ve also paused a range of Centrelink debt raising and recovery activities.

How long you have to wait will depend on your circumstances.

The time you spend waiting doesn’t count as part of the 4 years you can get FHA.

Liquid assets and ordinary waiting periods don’t apply to FHA claims.

Other waiting periods may apply.

Page last updated: 2 April 2020