Cost of Living Payment

The Cost of Living Payment is a $250 one-off payment to help with the cost of living.

The Cost of Living Payment is not taxable and you don’t need to report it as income.

You’ll get it if you’re residing in Australia on 29 March 2022, and either:

  • getting an eligible payment
  • have an eligible concession card.

You’ll only get one Cost of Living Payment, even if you get more than one eligible payment or concession card.

Page last updated: 7 April 2022