Crisis Payment

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
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