People with disability
If you get a disability payment from us there are no changes to your payment due to coronavirus.
You may get 1 or both Economic Support Payments from late April 2020. We'll pay these into your bank account automatically.
If you’re concerned about coming to a service centre, use our self service options.
You can report your income in any of the following ways:
- using your Centrelink online account through myGov
- using the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app
- calling the Income reporting line to use Centrelink phone self service.
Tell us about changes to your circumstances, using any of the following:
- your Centrelink online account through myGov
- the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app
- Centrelink phone self service.
If you don’t have access to a self service option, call the People with disability line.
Sickness Allowance special arrangements
You can keep getting Sickness Allowance until your medical certificate ends. If your circumstances change because of coronavirus you don’t need to tell us:
- if your employer closes
- if you’re unable to study full time.
If you still need financial support when your medical certificate ends, you can transfer to JobSeeker Payment.
From 27 April 2020, if you’re getting Sickness Allowance or JobSeeker Payment, you can also get the temporary fortnightly $550 Coronavirus Supplement.
We’ve suspended participation requirements for Disability Support Pension due to coronavirus. We’ll let you know when this changes.
We’ve stopped Mobility Allowance reviews due to coronavirus. We won’t contact you to check if your situation has changed. If you’re already getting Mobility Allowance, this won’t affect your payment.
National Disability Insurance Scheme
Family and domestic Violence
If you’re affected by family and domestic violence, we can help. We provide information, support and referrals.
Page last updated: 15 May 2020
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