The assurance of support period depends on the type of visa you apply for. It can last for 1, 2, 4 or 10 years.
When it starts
The period starts on the later of:
- the date the assuree arrives in Australia, or
- the date they get their visa
What you need to do
You must tell us when your assuree:
- arrives in country Australia
- gets their visa
How it affects payments from us
Normally assurees and their dependants can’t get income support from us during the specified period. This is the rule even if they are exempt from the 4 year waiting period for most payments.
If we do agree to give income support to your assuree, you’ll need to pay us back.