Income and assets test
Your income and assets determine how much Special Benefit you can get.
For every $1 of gross income you earn or get, your rate of Special Benefit reduces by $1.
We’ll determine how much you can get by looking at:
- your income
- your partner’s income
- any extra support you get, including:
- utilities, or
- other goods and services
An asset is any property or possession you own partly or wholly. It includes any assets you have outside Australia and any debts owing to you.
We’ll determine how much you get by looking at:
- if you own your own home
- if you are buying your own home
Page last updated: 13 May 2019