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Can I Get a Centrelink Payment if I Have a Chronic Illness?

Can I get a Centrelink payment if I have a chronic illness?

If you have a chronic illness or disability, you may be eligible for a Centrelink payment. Your eligiblity will usually depend on

  • your degree of incapacity
  • the length of time it is estimated your condition will continue
  • whether or not you have a job to return to.

If you are eligible for a Centrelink payment, the amount payable will usually depend on

  • your income and assets
  • your opposite-sex partner’s income and assets (if you have one)
  • your parents’ income and assets (if you are a young person).

Next Section: What are the main Centrelink payments available to people with a chronic illness?