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
Who can get it
To get Sickness Allowance you must meet certain criteria.
How much you can get
The amount of Sickness Allowance you can get depends on your income and assets.
How to claim
Complete the following steps to claim Sickness Allowance. Before you start, check if you can get it.
How to manage your payment
Your options and obligations for Sickness Allowance.
What resources are available
Tools, information and other services we offer.
What information relates
We have other payments, services and subjects to help you with Sickness Allowance.