Eligibility & payment rates
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get Special Benefit, and how much you'll get.
You can get Special Benefit if you're in severe financial hardship.
The amount of Special Benefit you can get depends on your circumstances.
Your income and assets determine how much Special Benefit you can get.
On the day you claim Special Benefit, you must be an Australian resident and in Australia.
You may have to wait to get Special Benefit depending on your situation.
Page last updated: 19 July 2018