You need to meet residence rules to claim Special Benefit.
On the day you claim, you must be in Australia. You must also be living in Australia and have 1 of the following:
- Australian citizenship
- a permanent visa
- a protected Special Category visa
- a certain temporary visa type, for example a Partner Provisional or Temporary Protection visa.
You must continue to meet the residence rules for as long as you get this payment.
Page last updated: 15 May 2020
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