We review your Special Benefit to make sure you’re still eligible and getting the right amount.

When we review

We normally review your Special Benefit every 3 months once your payment starts. We’ve extended the review period to happen after 6 months. This is due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Your payments will continue so you won’t need to contact us. We’ll let you know when you have a new review date. 

How we review

You can do your Special Benefit review either:

  • online
  • by post.


You need to have a Centrelink online account to do your review online. We’ll send you or your nominee a message when you need to complete your review.

If you choose to have a nominee, they can do the review on your behalf.

You might want to give your partner permission to make enquiries about your Special Benefit. You can do this through your Centrelink Online account. This lets you both enter the information we need for you to complete your online review.

Submit your review by the due date or your payment may stop.


If you don’t have a myGov or Centrelink online account we’ll send you a Special Benefit review form.

Complete and return this to us by post.

Submit your review by the due date or your payment may stop.

You can also access the Special Benefit review form online.

Page last updated: 11 May 2020