Time limits

You can only get Farm Household Allowance (FHA) for a maximum period.

You can get FHA for 4 years in specific 10-year periods. We count 4 years as a total of 1,460 days.

The first 3 periods are:

  • 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2024
  • 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2034
  • 1 July 2034 to 30 June 2044.

If you’ve already used up your 4 years, you can claim FHA again from 1 July 2024.

You don’t have to use your 4 years of FHA all at once. You can save it for when you need it.

Once you use your 4 years, your payment stops.

You may be able to get an extra Activity Supplement in your third or fourth year.

Your Farm Household Case Officer can help and connect you with other support services.

You can also:

Page last updated: 2 December 2019