Crisis Payment helps if you are in severe financial hardship because you have been forced to leave your home and find a new home because of an extreme event like domestic violence or your house burning down
Special Benefit helps if you are in severe financial need due to circumstances outside your control. Special Benefit is a discretionary payment, only paid in special circumstances, decided by the Secretary of the Department
Bereavement payment helps make it easier for you to adjust to changed financial circumstances after the death of someone you know, or cared for, if you are in receipt of an eligible pension, benefit or allowance
The Energy Supplement provides assistance with household expenses, including energy costs to pensioners and income support recipients, Family Tax Benefit recipients, and Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders.
The Low Income Family Supplement is the administrative name for the Low Income Supplement, as it applies to Family Tax Benefit recipients. It is an annual $300 payment that provides assistance with household expenses, including energy costs, for low income households.
The Essential Medical Equipment Payment of $147 per year is available to assist eligible people who have additional costs in home energy as a result of the need to operate essential medical equipment in their home, or medically required heating/cooling, to manage their disability or medical condition.