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Crisis and other assistance

Crisis and special help

Payments and services available if you are experiencing severe financial hardship, recovering from a disaster, or in need of special assistance.
More: Crisis payment | Special benefit

Department of Human Services

Death – payments and support services

Payments, counselling and financial services are available to support you after someone close to you dies. Includes information on the steps that need to be taken, who to notify and links to bereavement payment information.

Department of Human Services

Help in an emergency

If you are dealing with severe financial hardship or recovering from a major disaster, including natural disaster, you may be eligible for government assistance.

Department of Human Services

Homeless - Community Engagement Officers

Assist people of all ages who are homeless or are having difficulties with their current housing situation to get financial help and other services.

Department of Human Services

Sickness allowance

A payment for people aged 22 years or older but under Age Pension age who temporarily cannot work or study because of an injury or illness.

Department of Human Services

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