Sickness Allowance

A payment for people aged 22 years or older, but under age pension age, who temporarily cannot work or study because of an injury or illness.

Eligibility basics

  • aged 22 years or older and have a job, or
  • aged 22 years or older and getting ABSTUDY as a full time student, or
  • aged 25 years or older and getting Austudy as a full time student, and
  • under Age Pension age and meet an income and assets test

Page last updated: 20 September 2016