Centrelink payments may be made to people in a range of situations, including:
- people who are unable to find a job
- sole parents
- parents with dependent children
- young people
- people with a disability that affects their ability to work
- people with disabled children
- people caring for disabled adults
- partners of people on a pension or allowance
- people bereaved by the death of their spouse, child or someone in their care
- people who have recently moved to Australia
- people in crisis or severe hardship.
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Reviewed 03 March 2022