Your options and obligations for Sickness Allowance.
In this section
Change of circumstances
We need to know about changes that could reduce or stop your Sickness Allowance.
While travelling outside Australia
To get your payment while outside Australia you must continue to meet the qualification rules for Sickness Allowance.
Someone to deal with us on your behalf
You can have an authorised representative deal with us on your behalf. You can authorise them to enquire, act or get payments for you.
Transfer to Age Pension
If you’re Age Pension age and get an eligible payment, you can apply to transfer to Age Pension.
Weekly payment option
Some people can get income support payments each week instead of each fortnight.
How much you or your partner earn affects your payment. We need to know what you and your partner earn so we pay you the right amount.
Overdrawn bank account
You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.
Confirm or update your employment details
We regularly check your details to make sure you get the right payment amount.
Veteran Payment and your compensation claim affects your Income Support Payment
Information to help you make a choice between Veteran Payment and your income support payment.