How to manage your payment

You need to report any changes to you circumstances.

If you get New Zealand Disaster Recovery Allowance, you’ll need to report any changes in your circumstances. This includes letting us know if you earn more than or the same as the average Australian weekly income of $1,713.90 while you get the payment.

The quickest way to report your income is to call 180 22 66.

Your responsibilities

It’s your responsibility to decide to claim this payment based on your personal circumstances. It’s also your responsibility to make sure the information you give us in your claim is true and correct.

You’ll need to update your income estimate if:

  • you get Family Tax Benefit
  • you get Child Support Subsidy
  • you have a current Child Support assessment.

Use our online guide to update your family income estimate and payment choice by either using:

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Page last updated: 18 June 2021