How much you can get
The amount of Sickness Allowance you can get depends on your income and assets.
We will reduce the rates below depending on the income and assets you have.
We update rates on 20 March and 20 September each year. The table is a guide only.
|Your situation||Highest fortnightly payment amount|
|Single with no children||$559.00|
|Single with dependent children||$604.70|
|Single, 60 years or older but under Age Pension age, after 9 months of regular payment||$604.70|
We regularly review your circumstances to make sure you get the right amount. If your circumstances change, this may affect your payment.
You need to tell us within 14 days if your circumstances change. You can tell us by either:
Page last updated: 14 April 2020
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