Reviews

We review your Special Benefit to make sure you’re still eligible and getting the right amount.

When we review

We review your Special Benefit every 3 months once your payment starts.

We’ll let you know when you have a review date coming up, so you don’t need to contact us.

How we review

You can do your Special Benefit review either:

  • online
  • by post.

Online

You need to have a Centrelink online account to do your review online.

We’ll send you or your nominee a message when you need to complete your review. If you choose to have a nominee, they can do the review on your behalf.

You can complete your review online by going to the myGov website and signing into your Centrelink account. Select Special Benefit Review from the Reminders section.

You must submit your review with all supporting documents by the due date or your payment may stop.

You might want to give your partner permission to make enquiries about your Special Benefit. You can do this in your Centrelink Online account. This lets you both enter the information we need for you to complete your online review.

Post

If you don’t have a myGov or Centrelink online account we’ll send you a Special Benefit review form by post. If you have a nominee, we’ll send it to them so they can do the review on your behalf.

Complete and return this to us by post.

You’ll need to submit your review with all supporting documents by the due date or your payment may stop.

You can also access a copy of the Special Benefit review form online.

Page last updated: 10 December 2021