Support when Sickness Allowance stops

6 November 2019

We won’t be accepting new claims for Sickness Allowance from 20 March 2020.

From this date, JobSeeker Payment will be the main income support payment for Australians between 22 and Age Pension age. If you’re sick, and can’t work or study, you may be able to apply for it.

If you’re currently getting Sickness Allowance you don’t need to do anything now. We’ll send you a letter closer to that time with more details. This letter will tell you how to transfer to JobSeeker Payment if you need to.

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Page last updated: 6 November 2019