Payment rates for Sickness Allowance

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

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 $523.40
single, aged 22 years or older but under age pension age, with dependent children $566.30
single, aged 60 years or older but under age pension age, after 9 continuous months of payment $566.30
partnered $472.60 (each)

Page last updated: 1 February 2016

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