How to manage your payment

Your options and obligations for Sickness Allowance.

Sickness Allowance closed to new claims 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 were getting Sickness Allowance on 20 March 2020, you’ll keep getting it until your medical certificate ends. You’ll need to keep meeting any eligibility rules and if your situation changes you need to let us know. We’ll contact you 28 days before your certificate ends to see if you still need financial support.

Page last updated: 20 March 2020