Residence rules for Special Benefit
To be eligible for Special Benefit you must meet the residence rules.
New Zealand citizens claiming payments in Australia
If you’re a New Zealand citizen living in Australia you may be eligible to get Centrelink payments or concession cards.
Claim for Special Benefit form (SU004)
Use this form to claim Special Benefit if you’re in financial hardship and you aren’t eligible for any other income support.
Newly arrived resident's waiting period
If you’ve recently arrived as a resident in Australia, you may have to wait to get payments or concession cards.
Exemptions to the newly arrived resident's waiting period
After you arrive in Australia, there can be a waiting period to get some of our payments and concessions. Find out if you may not have to wait this period.
Residence in Australia and other countries form (MOD O)
Use this form to give details to establish your Australian residence status when claiming Centrelink payments or to help you get a payment from another country.
How to claim a Crisis Payment for Humanitarian Entrants
Complete the following steps to claim Crisis Payment for humanitarian entrants. Before you start, check if you can get it.
Residence rules for Carer Allowance
To be eligible for Carer Allowance you must meet the residence rules.
What details you can view and update using your Centrelink online account
You can view, update or add information using your online account.
Income from outside Australia
Income you get from outside Australia can count in your income test.