Payment rates on Special Benefit

If you get Special Benefit the Energy Supplement amount you get depends on your circumstances and the payment or services you get.

If you’re in severe financial hardship you may be able to get Special Benefit. If you get Special Benefit, you’ll be eligible for Energy Supplement.

The amount of Energy Supplement you’ll get depends on your circumstances. It also depends on any other payments and services you get from us.

Payment options

If you get Special Benefit, you’ll usually get Energy Supplement fortnightly. We pay it with your regular payment. You may also be able to get Energy Supplement quarterly.

You can change how often you get your payment at any time by calling us on your regular payment line.

Page last updated: 3 March 2022.
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