Farm Household Allowance
The Farm Household Allowance (FHA) offers support for eligible farmers and their partners going through adversity, including drought. More than 40% of Queensland is currently in drought. If drought is affecting you, now is the time to see if you are eligible for Farm Household Allowance.
You can apply for FHA:
If you: are a farmer, are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, are at least 16 years of age, and have a right or interest in land and use it for a far business.
Your farm must: be in Australia and have a significant commercial purpose or character.
You must: contribute a significant part of your labour and capital to the farm business and enter into a financial improvement agreement, or have one in place already.
You cannot apply for FHA if you: currently receive other pensions or social security benefits, have already received the payment for 4 years, or do not meet the criteria in the guidelines.
Successful applicants can receive up to 4 years of payments and support. This will include: a fortnightly payment, allowances to help with rent, phone and medicine, a financial assessment of the farm business, a Health Care Card, and funding to help develop skills, access training and pay for professional advice.
For more information and applications for FHA visit the Department of Human Services.