Payment rates for Sickness Allowance

The payment rates for Sickness Allowance are updated on 20 March and 20 September each year. 

Maximum payment rates of Sickness Allowance

If you are:Maximum fortnightly payment:
single, aged 22 years or older but under age pension age, with no children$519.20
single, aged 22 years or older but under age pension age, with dependent children$561.80
single, aged 60 years or older but under age pension age, after 9 continuous months of payment$561.80
partnered$468.80 (each)

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