A $750 one off Economic Support Payment

12 March 2020

About 6.5 million Australians will get a one off payment as part of the Government’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Australian Government has announced more financial assistance for people affected by coronavirus.

We’ll pay you the $750 one off Economic Support Payment if you’re living in Australia and get an eligible payment between 12 March 2020 and 13 April 2020.

You don’t need to do anything, we’ll pay you automatically. You’ll get the money from 31 March with most getting it by 17 April 2020.

Eligible payments include:

  • Age Pension
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Carer Payment
  • Carer Allowance
  • Parenting Payment
  • Wife Pension
  • Widow B Pension
  • ABSTUDY (Living Allowance)
  • Austudy
  • Bereavement Allowance
  • Newstart Allowance
  • JobSeeker Payment
  • Youth Allowance
  • Partner Allowance
  • Sickness Allowance
  • Special Benefit
  • Widow Allowance
  • Farm Household Allowance
  • Family Tax Benefit A
  • Family Tax Benefit B
  • Double Orphan Pension.

You’ll also get the payment if you have 1 of the following concession cards:

  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
  • Veteran Gold Card.

You’ll also get the payment if you get 1 of the following Department of Veterans’ Affairs payments:

  • Veteran Service Pension
  • Veteran Income Support Supplement
  • Veteran Compensation payments, including lump sum payments
  • War Widow(er) Pension.

You’ll only get 1 payment, even if you get more than 1 qualifying payment or card.

Make sure we have your right details so we can pay you. The easiest way to do this is by using either:

If you don’t have an online account, you can phone us on your regular payment line.

It won’t be counted as income for social security and family tax benefit payments, aged care fees and charges, Farm Household Allowance and veterans’ payments. It’s tax exempt. We won’t use this payment to pay off an existing Centrelink or Child Support debt.

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Page last updated: 31 March 2020