Farm Household Allowance (FHA) can help with your household bills while you improve your financial circumstances.
- a fortnightly payment for a maximum period of 4 cumulative years (1,460 days)
- an Activity Supplement worth up to $4,000. You can use this to pay for study, training or professional advice to help improve your financial position
- a Farm Household Case Officer to work with you to assist you improve your financial circumstances
If you’re getting FHA you’ll also get 1 or 2 FHA supplement lump sum payments.
The FHA supplement is paid as 2 lump sum payments.
In total, it’s worth up to $7,200 for single farmers and $12,000 for farming couples per household.
When you get the lump sum payments
The first FHA supplement payment will be paid from 1 September 2018. If you get FHA between 1 September 2018 and 1 December 2018 you’ll get the first FHA supplement lump sum.
The second FHA supplement payment will be paid from 1 March 2019. If you get FHA between 2 December 2018 and 1 June 2019 you’ll get the second FHA supplement payment.