Migrants, refugees and visitors

Payments

Age Pension

The main income support payment for people who have reached Age Pension age.

  • reached Age Pension age
  • under the income and assets test limits
  • an Australian resident, normally for at least 10 years

Newstart Allowance

The main income support payment while you’re unemployed and looking for work.

  • at least 22 but under age pension age
  • looking for paid work
  • under the income and assets test limits
  • prepared to meet mutual obligation requirements

Disability Support Pension

Financial help if you have a permanent physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition that stops you from working.

  • between 16 years of age and age pension age
  • have a permanent medical condition that stops you from working
  • meet residency requirements
  • meet income and assets tests

Carer Payment

An income support payment if you give constant care to someone who has a severe disability, illness, or an adult who is frail and old.

  • you’re caring for 1 or more people with care needs which score high enough on the ADAT or DCLAD
  • they will have these needs for at least 6 months or the rest of their life
  • under the pension income and assets test limits
  • you and your care receiver must both be residing in Australia

Parenting Payment

The main income support payment while you’re a young child’s main carer.

  • have income under the limits
  • meet principal carer rules and care for a child under 8 if you’re single or under 6 if you’re partnered
  • meet residence rules
  • can’t claim before the birth of a child

Status Resolution Support Services payment (SRSS)

A regular payment to help with basic living costs while you’re waiting to hear about your immigration status.

Read about eligibility on the Department of Home Affairs website.

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