Everything You Need to Know About The Farm Household Allowance

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Everything You Need to Know About The Farm Household Allowance

The Farm Household Allowance provides financial support for farmers and their partners to assist in improving their financial circumstances. This may be through training for financial improvements long-term, as well as income support for up to four years.

I’m going to show you how you can apply for the Farm Household Allowance and see what payments you may be eligible for!

Farm Household Allowance


If you’re eligible for the Farm Household Allowance, you (and your partner) can receive:

  • an Activity Supplement of up to $4,000 to pay for training to improve your financial position

  • a payment of approximately $500 per fortnight for a maximum period of 4 cumulative years

  • a Farm Household Case Officer to work with you to assist you in improving your financial circumstances.


According to business.gov.au, in order to be eligible for the Farm Household Allowance, you must:

  • be a farmer or a partner of a farmer

  • be 16 years or older

  • contribute labour and capital to an Australian farm, or are the partner of a farmer who does

  • have income and assets below certain amounts

  • have had less than 4 years of Farm Household Allowance.


Your farm must also:

  • have a significant commercial purpose.

      • This is based on the purpose of your farm, prospect for profit, consistency of activity, whether your farm runs as a business and the size, scale and permanency of your farm activity.

Applying for a Farm Household Allowance

Step 1. Choose your Activity Supplement

TalentMed’s nationally recognised and FHA-approved Diploma of Healthcare Documentation allows you to study entirely from your farm, to work remotely from your farm, as a professional Medical Transcriptionist.

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There are many career choices for our graduates and TalentMed helps you the entire way in this process. Once you complete the course, your Graduate Support Team will provide you with extensive job placement assistance.

Through our network of associated public and private hospitals, medical clinics, transcription agencies and Medical Transcription Service Organisations (MTSOs) we are able to assist you in finding a suitable position upon graduation. As a result, we have been able to place 97.1% of our graduates into working positions!

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Step 2. Gather your documentation

Step 3. Claim online and get started with TalentMed

  • Sign in to myGov and go to Centrelink

  • Select Payment and Claims from the menu, then Claims, then Make a claim.

  • Under Other, select Get started.

  • Answer all the questions. Each screen has information to help you complete the claim. This includes how to submit your supporting documents and any other forms you need to complete.

  • Submit your claim.

Getting started

Here at TalentMed, we assist you every step of the way to pursue your dream of working from home. However, not only you would be able to have more time to enjoy doing the things you love, but above all, you can work while staying home to be with your family.

For more information on becoming a Medical Transcriptionist, check out our Ultimate Guidetraining to become a Medical Transcriptionist or you can register for a free consultation with one of our Career Advisers below!

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About the Author:

Sarah-Louise Slade
Sarah-Louise is a Career Adviser with over 5 years experience in Vocational Education and Training. Having completed a Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resource Management, Sarah-Louise understands the importance of having a quality education. Feel free to comment and ask questions below.

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