Assurance of support period

An assurance of support can last for 2 to 10 years. It depends on the type of visa.

When it starts

The period starts on the later of:

  • the date the assuree arrives in Australia
  • the date they get their visa

What you need to do

You must tell us when your assuree:

  • arrives in this country
  • gets their visa

Payments from us

Normally assurees and their dependants can’t get income support from us during this period. This is the rule even if they become exempt from the 2 year waiting period for most payments.

If we do agree to give income support to your assuree, you’ll need to pay us back.

Page last updated: 18 October 2017