Claiming Sickness Allowance
Before you start
Check if you are eligible for Sickness Allowance before you start your claim.
You should register an intent to claim for Sickness Allowance. This will help you get paid from the earliest possible date.
You can claim Sickness Allowance by form.
Print and complete the claim form that best suits your circumstances.
If you do not have access to a printer, you can pick up the form from your nearest service centre or call us on 132 717 and we can send one to you.
|If you want to||Complete this form|
|Claim Sickness Allowance||Claim for Disability Support Pension or Sickness Allowance
Income and assets
|Re-claim Sickness Allowance (having received it within the past year)||Payment re-claim|
You may need to complete some extra forms. This will help us to accurately assess your claim, based on your and your partner's individual circumstances.
|If you:||Complete this form|
|Are self-employed or involved in a business||Business details|
|Have involvement in a private company||Private company details|
|Have involvement in a private trust||Private trust details|
|Currently pay rent where you live||Rent Certificate|
|Are a resident in Australia or another country||Residency in Australia and other countries|
|Have separated from your partner since you last claimed a payment or service||Separation details|
|Have recently left your employment||Employment Separation Certificate|
You will need to provide other documentation to support your claim, such as proof of identity and medical certificate.
Submitting your claim
We will inform you whether your claim is successful. If you are eligible for Sickness Allowance, we will tell you when your payment will start and how much you will get paid.
You always have the right to appeal any decision we make. Read more about reviews and appeals.