Supported Living Payment
Supported Living Payment is assistance for people who have, or are caring for someone with a health condition, injury or disability.
If you're living in Australia or moving to Australia on or after 1 July 2017, there may be changes to your Supported Living Payment.
Who can get it?
You may be able to get the Supported Living Payment if you are either:
- permanently and severely restricted in your ability to work because of a health condition, injury or disability
- totally blind
- caring full-time for someone at home who would otherwise need hospital-level or residential care (or equivalent) who is not your husband, wife or partner.
You must also be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident who normally lives here, and who has lived here for at least two years at one time since becoming a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
If not, please talk to us as you may qualify for the Emergency Benefit, or we may have an agreement with the country where you’ve been living.
Contact us for more information.