A one off payment if you’re in severe financial hardship and extreme circumstances.
- be eligible for an income support payment from us, and
- have severe financial hardship, and
- have an extreme life change such as leaving a violent relationship, getting out of jail or being a refugee, or
- go through a natural disaster not covered by the specific Disaster Recovery Payment
In this section
Eligibility & payment rates
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get Crisis Payment, and how much you'll get.
Before you start your claim check if you’re eligible.
Tools, information and other services we offer.
We have other payments, services and subjects to help you with Crisis Payment.