How much you can get

The amount of Partner Allowance you can get depends on your circumstances.

This includes:

  • your income and assets
  • other payments you or your partner get
  • your living arrangements and personal circumstances
  • your tax exemptions.

Living or travelling overseas can also affect your payment.

The highest rate you can get is $504.70 a fortnight. You need to report your income to us every fortnight if it changes.

We’ll review your circumstances every 6 months to see if you can keep getting Partner Allowance.

We update Partner Allowance rates on 20 March and 20 September each year.

If you disagree with a decision we make, you can appeal.

Page last updated: 11 September 2019