Managing your payment
Your options and obligations for Special Benefit.
There are things you must do to keep getting your payment and have a better chance of finding work.
We review your Special Benefit to make sure you’re still eligible and getting the right amount.
We need to know about changes that could reduce, increase or stop your Special Benefit payment.
There are rules about when we can pay your Special Benefit while you’re outside Australia.
Some people can get income support payments paid each week instead of each fortnight.
How much you or your partner earn affects your payment. We need to know what you and your partner earn so we pay you the right amount.
If you’re getting Special Benefit and reach Age Pension age, we’ll invite you to apply to transfer to Age Pension.
If you’re Age Pension age and get an eligible payment, you can apply to transfer to Age Pension.
You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.
Information to help you make a choice between Veteran Payment and your income support payment.
Page last updated: 19 July 2018