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.
We need to know about changes that could reduce or stop your Sickness Allowance.
We'll assess the impact of your disability, illness, injury or other barriers to work.
There are rules about when you can get Sickness Allowance when you travel outside Australia.
You can have an authorised representative to deal with us on your behalf. You can authorise them to enquire, act or get payments for you.
Some people can get income support payments paid each week instead of each fortnight.
How much you or your partner earn affects your payment. We need to know what you both earn so we pay the right amount.
Page last updated: 20 March 2020
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