One-Off Payments from Australian Government

If you’ve been in Australia for 10 years or more (on a SCV visa) AFTER 27 January 2001, you may be eligible for a one-off payment of some benefits for up to six months. These include the Newstart Allowance (or job-seeker’s payment for unemployment), Sickness Allowance or Youth Allowance (payment for students and young job-seekers).