5.4 Advance Payments
The primary objective of advance payments is to make payments more flexible to the needs of recipients. An advance is NOT an additional payment. It is a lump sum payment of a social security entitlement. The following table shows the payments for which advance payment is available.
|Age pension||Newstart allowance|
|Disability support pension||Youth allowance|
|Wife pension||Austudy payment|
|Carer payment||Widow allowance|
|Parenting payment (single)||Family tax benefit|
|Widow B pension||Parenting payment (partnered)|
The following allowances are also available as advance payments:
- pharmaceutical allowance (for eligible pensioners), AND
- mobility allowance.
This chapter contains general information on advance payments and some information on payment specific advance payments. Each section contains links to Part 3 Qualifications & Payability.
Note: Advances to FTB are covered by the FAAct.