Residence rules

On the day you claim Crisis Payment you must meet the residence rules of your income support payment.

You must also:

  • be in Australia when the event occurred, and when you submit your claim, or
  • have returned to Australia and claimed within 7 days of being released from a prison outside Australia

Page last updated: 31 October 2018

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This information was printed 20 July 2019 from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/crisis-payment/eligibility/residence-rules. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.