Changes to the Coronavirus Supplement

27 August 2020

The Coronavirus Supplement is extended until 31 December 2020.

The Coronavirus Supplement is an extra payment you can get when you’re affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Coronavirus Supplement of $550 per fortnight is available until 24 September 2020. It's been extended until 31 December 2020 at a rate of $250 per fortnight.

When it changes, you’ll continue to get it with your income support payment.

You don’t need to apply for the Supplement. You’ll get it if you get one of the following eligible payments:

  • JobSeeker Payment
  • Partner Allowance
  • Widow Allowance
  • Youth Allowance
  • Austudy
  • ABSTUDY Living Allowance
  • Parenting Payment
  • Farm Household Allowance
  • Special Benefit.

From 1 January 2021, the amount you get will change back to the normal payment rate for your situation.

Next steps

Read more about the Coronavirus Supplement.

Page last updated: 20 September 2020