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 $559.00
Single with dependent children $604.70
Single, 60 years or older but under Age Pension age, after 9 months of regular payment $604.70
Partnered $504.70 each


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

You need to tell us within 14 days if your circumstances change. You can tell us about a change to your circumstances using 1 of our self service options or you can contact us.

Page last updated: 12 September 2019