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 seven days for which you are eligible for Sickness Allowance.
Maximum payment rates of Sickness Allowance
|If you are:||Maximum fortnightly payment:|
|single, aged 22 or more, with no children||$501.00|
|single, aged 22 or more, with a dependent child (or children)||$542.10|
|single, aged 60 or more, after nine continuous months on payment||$542.10|
|partnered, under Age Pension age||$452.30 (each)|