Special Benefit

Help if you are in severe financial hardship, not able to support yourself and your dependants, and unable to receive another income support payment from us.

Eligibility basics

  • in severe financial hardship due to circumstances beyond your control and are unable to earn enough income to support yourself and your dependants
  • not able to receive any other income support payment.
A new employment service called Transition to Work starts in early 2016 to help eligible young job seekers become job ready. Read more about Transition to work.

Page last updated: 18 March 2016