Assets test

The assets you own can affect how much Sickness Allowance you can get.

Owning assets in full or in part can affect your payments. Read about assets.

We may delay your first payment if your liquid assets are either:

  • $5,500 or more if you’re single
  • $11,000 or more if you’re partnered
  • $11,000 or more if you’re single with dependents.

If you don’t have enough to live on

Asset Hardship provisions could apply if both of the following apply:

  • you’re in severe financial hardship
  • you can’t get or only get minimal payments.

Page last updated: 22 October 2019