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
This information was printed Monday 27 May 2019 from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/crisis-payment 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.

Page last updated: 12 May 2018