Sickness Allowance

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

New claims for Sickness Allowance closed on 20 March 2020. If you’re sick or injured and can’t do your usual work or study, you may get JobSeeker 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: 20 March 2020