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.
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.
Support for Ukrainian nationals in Australia
If you have been affected by the conflict in Ukraine, we can help you with payments and support while you’re in Australia.
Income from outside Australia
Income you get from outside Australia can count in your income test.
Who can get Special Benefit
You may get Special Benefit if you aren’t eligible for any other income support. You’ll need to meet some rules.
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.
Residence rules for Carer Allowance
To be eligible for Carer Allowance you must meet the residence rules.
Residence rules for Age Pension
To be eligible for Age Pension you must meet the residence rules.
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.
How much Special Benefit you can get
The amount of Special Benefit you can get depends on your circumstances.