What is Pharmaceutical Allowance and who can get it?

Pharmaceutical Allowance comes from Centrelink. It helps people who get some other Centrelink payments to pay for some medicines. For example, you might get Pharmaceutical Allowance if you already get Sickness Allowance or if you are under 21, have no children and get the Disability Support Pension.

If you get Pharmaceutical Allowance, how much you get will depend on whether you have a partner or not. If you are able to get Pharmaceutical Allowance, you do not need to do anything. It will be added to your payment by Centrelink.

You have rights which should be respected when you are dealing with Centrelink. If you disagree with a decision Centrelink makes about you and Pharmaceutical Allowance, there are things you can do. There are also things you can do if your have been treated badly by Centrelink. For help and information, you can contact Social Security Rights Victoria.


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