Crisis Payment

A one off payment if you’re in severe financial hardship and extreme circumstances.

Eligibility basics

  • 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
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