A crisis payment is a one-off non-taxable payment to extend immediate financial assistance to people in severe financial hardship who:

  • are forced to leave their home due to extreme circumstances, such as [glossary:domestic or family violence:35] or a house fire, or
  • have been subjected to domestic or family violence by a [glossary:family member:159] and choose to remain in the family home after the perpetrator has left or been removed from the home, or
  • released prisoners released from either goal or psychiatric institutions.