Sickness Allowance

An income support payment if you can’t work or study for a while because of illness, injury or disability.

New Sickness Allowance claims closed on 20 March 2020. However, if you’re sick or injured and can’t do your usual work or study you can apply for JobSeeker Payment. If you get the payment, you may get the Coronavirus Supplement from late April 2020. You may also get the Economic Support Payment.

If you’re getting Sickness Allowance on 20 March 2020, you’ll keep getting it until your medical certificate ends. We’ll contact you before it ends to see if you still need financial support.

Page last updated: 14 July 2020