Benefits and payments homepage
Take a look at the range of benefits and payments we have available.
Redundancy, health condition or disability or another reason you can’t work
Food, school costs, power, accommodation or other living expenses you need help with
You’ve had a relationship break-up, family breakdown or violent relationship end
Health and Disability
Counselling, prescription and GP costs, medical alarms and other costs we can help with
Travelling overseas, how to apply, payment rates and dates, overseas pensions, income and other info for Seniors
Caring for someone else’s child or someone with a health condition, injury or disability
Urgent or unexpected costs
Dental, glasses, car repairs, fridge, washing machine, funeral or other urgent costs you need help with
Childcare, school uniforms, stationery, having a baby and other costs if you have children
Fixing issues with Accommodation Supplement, Special Benefit and other payments we’ve made
16-19 year olds
Education, training, work and benefit help for 16-19 year olds
Benefits and forms
A-Z list of benefits, forms, benefit rates
Find out what services we can offer to help you find work and when you start a new job.
Looking for work
We have jobs available now in various industries and you can search on our job websites.
Help with your job search
From advice on making a plan, to tips on where to look and following up leads.
Training and experience
Our programmes can help you get ready for work with training and work experience.
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Find out how we can help you get ready to work, find work, and support available while you're working.
CVs and cover letters
We’ve got great templates and advice for writing your CV or cover letter, and filling out job applications.
Help with work costs
Get help to pay for the things you need to start work
Job support and advice
Get all the support and advice you need to stay in work.
Health and disability
If you want to work, we can support you to find the right job for you.
Start your own business
We can help you get your business up and running.
Get advice about how to prepare for and deliver a great interview.
Help for 16-19 year olds
We’ve got extra support for young people to get ready for work and find a job.
On a benefit homepage
Check out what you need to do when you're getting a benefit or other payment from us.
Address, contact details, overseas travel, childcare, relationship or anything else that’s changed.
Declare income, wages deduction calculator and tables
Change in your childcare situation, continue childcare payments, cohort entry schools and other childcare information
Re-apply for Jobseeker Support, Sole Parent Support, Temporary Additional Support and more
Check or stop your payments, payment cards and other information
Check your debt, repayments and other debt information
Rights and responsibilities
Our commitment to you, obligations, complaints, benefit fraud and more
Find out how we can help you with housing.
Nowhere to stay
Get help if you have nowhere to stay right now.
Find a house
Find out where to look for private housing, or apply for public (social) housing.
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Get help with accommodation costs, and advice on any housing issues and public housing tenancies.
Find out how we can help if you’re moving house.
Sole parent support - deduction tables
Use this table to estimate how much will be deducted from your Sole Parent Support benefit payment if you earn income.
If you're a sole parent, you can earn up to $160 a week (before tax), before your benefit is affected. Once you earn over $160 a week (before tax):
- any income you get between $160 and $250 a week (before tax) will reduce your benefit by 30 cents for each $1 of income
- any income you get over $250 a week (before tax) will reduce your benefit by 70 cents for every $1 of income.
We calculate this by:
- We take the income you get between $160 and $250 (maximum will be $90) and multiply by 0.3.
- If your income is over $250, we take your total income and minus $250, then multiple by 0.7.
- Then we add these two amounts together.
If you're paying for childcare, you may be able to earn up to $180 a week (before tax), before your payment is affected. This depends on the amount you're paying for childcare while you're working. It can include private childcare arrangements and childcare costs not covered by a Childcare or OSCAR Subsidy.
Any other payments you get, e.g. Accommodation Supplement, may also be affected.
If you earn over a certain amount, you won't qualify for Sole Parent Support. We call this the 'Gross weekly income cut-out point'.
Estimate your deduction
This table is just an estimate. The deduction could change depending on your individual circumstances.
|Gross Income (before tax)||Amount deducted from benefit payment (after tax)|
|$ 170||$ 3|
|$ 180||$ 6|
|$ 190||$ 9|
|$ 200||$ 12|
|$ 210||$ 15|
|$ 220||$ 18|
|$ 230||$ 21|
|$ 240||$ 24|
|$ 250||$ 27|
|$ 260||$ 34|
|$ 270||$ 41|
|$ 280||$ 48|
|$ 290||$ 55|
|$ 300||$ 62|
|$ 310||$ 69|
|$ 320||$ 76|
|$ 330||$ 83|
|$ 340||$ 90|
|$ 350||$ 97|
|$ 360||$ 104|
|$ 370||$ 111|
|$ 380||$ 118|
|$ 390||$ 125|
|$ 400||$ 132|
|$ 410||$ 139|
|$ 420||$ 146|
|$ 430||$ 153|
|$ 440||$ 160|
|$ 450||$ 167|
|$ 460||$ 174|
|$ 470||$ 181|
|$ 480||$ 188|
|$ 490||$ 195|
|$ 500||$ 202|
|$ 510||$ 209|
|$ 520||$ 216|
|$ 530||$ 223|
|$ 540||$ 230|
|$ 550||$ 237|
|$ 560||$ 244|
|$ 570||$ 251|
|$ 580||$ 258|
|$ 590||$ 265|
|$ 600||$ 272|
|$ 610||$ 279|
|$ 620||$ 286|
|$ 630||$ 293|
|$ 640||$ 300|
|$ 650||$ 307|
|$ 660||$ 314|
|$ 670||$ 321|
|$ 680||$ 328|
|$ 690||$ 335|
|$ 700||$ 342|
|$ 710||$ 349|
|$ 720||$ 356|
|$ 730||$ 363|
|$ 740||$ 370|
|$ 750||$ 377|
|$ 760||$ 384|
|$ 770||$ 391|
|$ 780||$ 398|
|$ 790||$ 405|
|$ 800||$ 412|
|$ 810||$ 419|
|$ 820||$ 426|
|$ 830||$ 433|
|$ 840||$ 440|
|$ 850||$ 447|
|$ 860||$ 454|
|$ 870||$ 461|
|$ 880||$ 468|
|$ 887||$ 472.90|