Single Income Family Supplement

An annual payment of up to $300 to help eligible households.

Eligibility basics

To get the Single Income Family Supplement (SIFS) you must have:

  • an eligible child in your care, and
  • 1 main income earner whose taxable income is between $68,000 and $150,000 - if there‚Äôs a second income earner, their taxable income must be less than $18,000

Recent changes might affect you. Read about changes to family payments.

Eligibility & payment rates

Who can get it

You must meet certain criteria to get a Single Income Family Supplement.

Read more about who can get it

Residence rules

On the day you claim Single Income Family Supplement, you must be living in Australia and either:

Payment rates

An annual payment of up to $300.

How much you get will depend on your situation. Your household income and the number of days you were caring for an eligible child will affect your payment.

Use Payment and Service Finder to check how much SIFS you may get.

Changes if you receive family payments

A number of changes affect you if you receive family payments.

Read more about changes to family payments


If you get Family Tax Benefit, you don’t need to claim this payment. If you’re eligible we’ll pay you after you and your partner have lodged a tax return or have told us you don’t need to lodge one.

If you don’t get Family Tax Benefit but think you’re eligible for SIFS, you’ll need to submit a claim.



My bank account is overdrawn

You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.

Read more about what to do if your account is overdrawn


Rate estimator

The rate estimator will show you how much Single Income Family Supplement you might be able to get.

Read more about the rate estimator

Payment and Service Finder

Find, estimate and compare payments and services you may be eligible for. You can also work out what a change in circumstance might mean for the payments and services you currently receive from us.

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Manage your money


We’ve got advice and tools to help you with budgeting, borrowing and credit, and managing debt.

Read about how to manage your money.

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Page last updated: 22 September 2017