Who can get it

You must meet eligibility requirements to get the Work Bonus.

You can get the Work Bonus if both of these apply to you. You:

Each payment has different rules. If you get Carer Payment or Disability Support Pension, you still need to meet the normal work rules for those payments.

If you’re getting the transitional rate of pension, you’re not eligible for the Work Bonus.

You don’t need to apply for the Work Bonus. We’ll apply the Work Bonus to your eligible income if you meet all the eligibility requirements. All you need to do is declare your income.

You can use your Centrelink online account through myGov to see your Work Bonus balance.

Page last updated: 13 February 2023.
QC 51879