Residence rules

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:

We’ve temporarily removed the newly arrived resident’s waiting period for Special Benefit due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

You must continue to meet the residence rules for as long as you get this payment.

Page last updated: 15 May 2020