Federal members of parliament who signalled they would quit over their dual citizenship will be able to use their taxpayer entitlements until they formally resign in writing.
Leader of the House Christopher Pyne asked Speaker Tony Smith on Wednesday to ensure the four MPs who declared they were resigning did not use their travel and other entitlements any longer.
Mr Pyne said the MPs had publicly indicated they were not eligible to be in parliament and "as a consequence they should not be able to use their entitlements".
However, Mr Smith said they would continue to be MPs, and allowed to use their entitlements, until they wrote to him with their resignations.
This is expected on Friday.
Mr Smith said the Special Minister of State was responsible for entitlements.
"I don't have the power to dismiss members from the House and I don't think the House would like me to have that power," Mr Smith added.