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 $527.60
single, aged 22 years or older but under age pension age, with dependent children $570.80
single, aged 60 years or older but under age pension age, after 9 continuous months of payment $570.80
partnered $476.40 (each)

Page last updated: 2 May 2016

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