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.