Want to work when you get Supported Living Payment

If you're getting a Supported Living Payment from us, you don't have to look for work, but if you do want to, we can help. We know that many disabled people and people with health conditions are keen to work with the right support. You may also want to do some work from home if you're a full-time carer.

What happens to payments if you work

You can get up to $8,320 a year (before tax) before your benefit is affected. If you have a partner, that $8,320 applies to your combined earnings. However, any income you get that's not from Work and Income may affect extra financial help you receive from us.

If you're totally blind we won't make any deductions for any extra income you earn.


If you want more information call us to discuss your options.