Your options and obligations for Special Benefit.
In this section
Mutual obligation requirements
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.
Change of circumstances
We need to know about changes that could reduce, increase or stop your Special Benefit payment.
While travelling outside Australia
There are rules about when we can pay your Special Benefit while you’re outside Australia.
Weekly payment option
Some people can get income support payments 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.
When you reach Age Pension age
If you’re getting Special Benefit and reach Age Pension age, we’ll invite you to apply to transfer to Age Pension.
Transfer to Age Pension
If you’re Age Pension age and get an eligible payment, you can apply to transfer to Age Pension.
Overdrawn bank account
You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.
Veteran Payment and your compensation claim affects your Income Support Payment
Information to help you make a choice between Veteran Payment and your income support payment.