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||$519.20|
|single, aged 22 years or older, with a dependent child (or children)||$561.80|
|single, aged 60 years or older, after nine continuous months on payment||$561.80|
|partnered, under Age Pension age||$468.80 (each)|