We review your Special Benefit to make sure you’re still eligible and getting the right amount.

When we review

We review your Special Benefit:

  • every 3 months once payment starts, and
  • call you every 9 to 12 months to check your circumstances

How we review

You can do your Special Benefit review:

  • online
  • by post, or
  • at a service centre


You need to have a Centrelink online account to do your review online. We’ll send you or your nominee a message when you need to complete your review.

If you choose to have a nominee, they can do the review on your behalf.

You might want to give your partner permission to make enquiries about your Special Benefit. This lets you both enter the information we need for you to complete your online review.

Submit your review by the due date or your payment may stop.

Post or service centre

If you don’t have a myGov or Centrelink online account we’ll send you a Special Benefit review form.

Complete and return this to us by post or at a service centre.

Submit your review by the due date or your payment may stop.

You can also access the Special Benefit review form online.

Page last updated: 13 May 2019

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