Payments to Support Households

Two $750 payments made to receivers of social security.

The Government will be providing two separate $750 payments to lower income Australians including pensioners, veterans and other social security recipients.

The Government is providing two separate $750 payments to support confidence and domestic demand in the economy. Around half the payments will go to pensioners with veterans and other recipients also eligible to receive the package. The first payment will be automatically paid anytime from the 31st of March 2020 to 13 April 2020. The second payment will be automatically paid from the 13th of July 2020. Those that are eligible to receive the Coronavirus supplement will not be eligible to receive the second payment.

Payments will be made by Services Australia and the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the first payment, you must be residing in Australia and be receiving income support or carrying an eligible concession card at any time from 12 March 2020 to 13 April 2020, inclusive. For the full list of eligible payment types click here.

To be eligible for the second payment, you must be residing in Australia and be receiving one of the payments or holding one of the concession cards that were eligible for the first payment, except for those who are receiving an income support payment that is eligible to receive the Coronavirus supplement. Income support recipients that are eligible to receive the Coronavirus supplement are:

  • JobSeeker Payment (and payments progressively transitioning into JobSeeker Payment)
  • Youth Allowance Jobseeker
  • Parenting Payment (Partnered and Single)
  • Farm Household Allowance
  • Special Benefit

Timing:

The first payment will be automatically paid  automatically anytime from the 31 March 2020 to 13 April 2020.

The Second payment will be automatically paid from 13 July 2020.

Links to Government Resources

FAQs

Those who receive eligible income support payments or hold eligible concession cards as of 13 March 2020 will receive the first household support payment of $750 automatically from 21 March 2020.

Those who then qualify for the Coronavirus supplement will not be eligible to receive the second payment of $750 from 13 July 2020.

Eligibility for household support payments are not tied to your partner status meaning a couple who both receive eligible income support or carry eligible concession cards will receive a total of $1500 from 31 March 2020.

Payments to Support Households - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Can I receive the Coronavirus household support payments if I'm already on social security?

Those who receive eligible income support payments or hold eligible concession cards as of 13 March 2020 will receive the first household support payment of $750 automatically from 21 March 2020.

Those who then qualify for the Coronavirus supplement will not be eligible to receive the second payment of $750 from 13 July 2020.

Will I receive the Coronavirus household support payment if I have a partner?

Eligibility for household support payments are not tied to your partner status meaning a couple who both receive eligible income support or carry eligible concession cards will receive a total of $1500 from 31 March 2020.

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