Clothing Allowance

Last updated: 
26 March 2019

What is Clothing Allowance

Clothing Allowance helps with the cost of wear and tear or damage to clothing caused by service-related injury or illness. Damage may be caused by treatment.

Who can receive it

You may be able to receive the allowance if you get a Disability Pension for a specific war or Defence caused incapacity.

How much you can get

The allowance is paid at a low, middle and high rate. The rate you get depends on your service-related injury or condition.

The allowance rates range from $6.70 to $14.50 per fortnight.

How you claim

Complete an Application for Clothing Allowance and send by post or claim through MyAccount/MyService.

Important information

  • Amputation of a foot is deemed to be an amputation of a leg.
  • Amputation of a hand is deemed to be an amputation of a arm.
  • If you need to use a crutch or crutches in addition to an artificial aid, you may get the higher rate of Clothing Allowance.
  • You may lodge additional claims to get the higher rate if your condition worsens.
  • Payment of this allowance is not included as income for Income Support Pension purposes.