Payment rates for Sickness Allowance

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

You are not usually paid for the first 7 days for which you are eligible.

Maximum payment rates of Sickness Allowance

If you are:Maximum fortnightly payment:
single, aged 22 years or older, with no children$510.50
single, aged 22 years or older, with a dependent child (or children)$552.40
single, aged 60 years or older, after nine continuous months on payment$552.40
partnered, under Age Pension age$460.90 (each)