An income support payment if you can’t work or study for a while because of illness, injury or disability.
- at least 22 but under age pension age
- in a job or getting ABSTUDY or Austudy as a full time student
- under the income and assets test limits
In this section
Eligibility & payment rates
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get Sickness Allowance, and how much you'll get.
Check if you’re eligible before you start your claim. You can claim Sickness Allowance if you can’t work or study for a short time.
Managing your payment
Your options and obligations for Sickness Allowance.
Tools, information and other services we offer.
We have other payments, services and subjects to help you with Sickness Allowance.