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Crisis payments and allowances

Australian government disaster recovery payment

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) is available to assist people who have been adversely affected by flooding in various Local Government Areas.

Department of Human Services

Crisis payment

Crisis Payment is a one-off payment that helps those who have experienced difficult or extreme circumstances.

Department of Human Services

Pharmaceutical allowance

Provides help with the cost of prescription medicines.

Department of Human Services

Remote area allowance

Remote Area Allowance gives you extra financial help if you receive certain income support payments and live in a remote area.

Department of Human Services

Special benefit

Special Benefit is a payment that helps people who are in severe financial need because of reasons outside their control and who cannot receive any other Centrelink pension or benefit.

Department of Human Services

Telephone allowance

Helps with the costs of maintaining a telephone and a home internet service.

Department of Human Services

Widow allowance

If you have become widowed, divorced or separated later in life, were born on or before 1 July 1955, and have no recent workforce experience, Widow Allowance ensures you have an adequate income.

Department of Human Services

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