Applying for a financial hardship payment
If you have an entitlement to long service leave, and you are experiencing financial hardship, you may be able to have your long service leave paid out in part, or as a lump sum. You can apply for a financial hardship payment through the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.
Who can apply?
You can apply if you have a long service leave entitlement. Log in here to check your service record.
The grounds on which you can make a payment application are:
- compassion, and
- financial hardship
If you apply, you should make sure that you provide enough explanation to support one of these grounds. You can find out more about what's considered financial hardship or compassionate grounds on the Industrial Relations Commission's website.
How do I apply?
To apply to have your long service leave paid out, you will need to complete a Form 13 – Application for payment instead of taking long service leave and return it to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.
Looking for more information?
Click here to find out more about having your long service leave paid out on financial grounds.
For a more detailed guide on making an application to the commission, click here to download the Payment instead of taking long service leave application guide.