Special Benefit

A payment to help you if you’re in financial hardship and you’re not eligible for any other income support payment from us.

Ukrainian nationals in Australia

If you’ve been affected by the conflict in Ukraine, we can help you while you’re in Australia. Read more about support for Ukrainian nationals in Australia.

To get this you must be:

  • ineligible for any other income support payment
  • in financial hardship for reasons beyond your control.

You can’t get Special Benefit if you’re eligible for any other income support payment. Read more about getting a Centrelink payment.

Read the rules about who can get Special Benefit.

Page last updated: 4 July 2024.
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