How much you can get

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

This includes all of the following:

  • your income and assets
  • other payments you or your partner get
  • your living arrangements and personal circumstances
  • your tax exemptions.

Living or travelling overseas can also affect your payment.

The highest rate you can get is $510.80 a fortnight. You need to report your income to us every fortnight if it changes.

You’ll also get Coronavirus Supplement from late April 2020. We’ll pay this as part of your regular payment. You may also get an Economic Support Payment. We’ll pay this into your bank account automatically.

We’ll review your circumstances every 6 months to see if you can keep getting Partner Allowance.

We update Partner Allowance rates on 20 March and 20 September each year.

If you disagree with a decision we make, you can appeal.

Page last updated: 14 April 2020