Cost of Living Concessions

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In SA - The Cost of Living concession will be boosted by $500 and be brought forward.

The 2020-21 Cost of Living Concession will receive a once-off boost of $500, and be brought forward, for households who are receiving the Centrelink JobSeeker Payment to assist people who are unemployed or lose their jobs as a result of COVID-19.

For eligible homeowners, their 2020-21 payment of $215.10 will now become $715.10. Eligible tenants will receive $607.60. Payments are being fast-tracked to eligible customers.

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

The Cost of Living Concession helps those on low or fixed incomes with their cost of living expenses, whether that be electricity, water, gas or medical bills.

Eligibility is based on your living arrangements on 1 July. You can apply any time but applications must be submitted by 31 October to receive the concession for that financial year.

If you have previously received a Cost of Living Concession payment and your living and income arrangements have not changed, you do not need to reapply.

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The Cost of Living Concession helps those on low or fixed incomes with their cost of living expenses, whether that be electricity, water, gas or medical bills.

Those that are usually eligible for cost of living concession. More info can be found at sa.gov.au. Eligibility is based on your living arrangements on 1 July

A once-off boost of $500 will be added to the Cost of Living Concession.

If you have previously received a Cost of Living Concession payment and your living and income arrangements have not changed, you do not need to reapply. However if your circumstances have changed and you would now be eligible for the cost of living concession, then you would need to apply. Applications must be submitted by 31 October to receive the concession for that financial year.

Cost of Living Concessions - SA - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is the Cost of Living concession?

The Cost of Living Concession helps those on low or fixed incomes with their cost of living expenses, whether that be electricity, water, gas or medical bills.

Who may benefit from the Cost of Living concession?

Those that are usually eligible for cost of living concession. More info can be found at sa.gov.au. Eligibility is based on your living arrangements on 1 July

How much is the boost payment for the cost of living concession recipients??

A once-off boost of $500 will be added to the Cost of Living Concession.

Do you need to apply for the Cost of Living boost payment?

If you have previously received a Cost of Living Concession payment and your living and income arrangements have not changed, you do not need to reapply. However if your circumstances have changed and you would now be eligible for the cost of living concession, then you would need to apply. Applications must be submitted by 31 October to receive the concession for that financial year.

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