Sickness Allowance

How much you can get

The amount of Sickness Allowance you can get depends on your income and assets.

Your payment rate will depend on your income and assets.

We update rates on 20 March and 20 September each year. The table is a guide only.

If you're Highest fortnightly payment
Single with no children $550.20
Single with dependent children $595.10
Single, 60 years or older but under age pension age, after 9 months of regular payment $595.10
Partnered $496.70


We regularly review your circumstances to make sure you get the right amount. If your circumstances change, this may affect your payment.

Page last updated: 4 October 2018