How to manage your payment
Your options and obligations for Sickness Allowance.
We need to know about changes that could reduce or stop your Sickness Allowance.
An assessment of the impact of your disability, illness, injury or other barriers to work.
To get your payment while outside Australia you must continue to meet the qualification rules for Sickness Allowance.
You can have an authorised representative deal with us on your behalf. You can authorise them to enquire, act or get payments for you.
If you’re Age Pension age and get an eligible payment, you can apply to transfer to Age Pension.
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.
You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.
We regularly check your details to make sure you get the right payment amount.
Information to help you make a choice between Veteran Payment and your income support payment.
Page last updated: 20 December 2018