How much you can get
We’ll pay the allowance with your regular payment. We pay you on or after 20 March, 20 June, 20 September and 20 December each year.
If you’re single, we’ll pay you $164.50 a quarter.
If you’re in a couple, we’ll pay $82.25 a quarter for each eligible member of a couple.
We adjust the rate on 20 March and 20 September each year. You won’t pay tax or have a means test for this allowance.
Your options and obligations when you get this payment.
Page last updated: 20 March 2021
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