Special Benefit


We have information in different languages about Special Benefit

Special Benefit for Temporary Protection Visa and Safe Haven Enterprise Visa holders

Call our Multilingual Phone Service to speak with us in your language about your Centrelink payments and services.

A payment if you’re in severe financial hardship and can’t get other income support from us.

Eligibility basics

  • in severe financial hardship for reasons beyond your control
  • unable to earn enough to support yourself and your family
  • unable to get another income support payment
If you’re a job seeker, you may need to do extra activities so you can continue to meet your requirements. Read more about new requirements for mature age job seekers 30 and older.

Page last updated: 21 September 2018