The Coronavirus Supplement may be extending

10 November 2020

You may still get the Coronavirus Supplement in your payment each fortnight until 31 March 2021.

The supplement is $250 per fortnight until 31 December 2020.

From 1 January 2021, it’ll be extended at $150 per fortnight until 31 March 2021. This extension is subject to the passage of legislation.

This means as long as you’re eligible you’ll get $250 with your regular payment when you report on or before 13 January 2021.

For all reporting dates on or after 14 January 2021, you’ll get $150 per fortnight with your regular payment. You’ll continue to get $150 per fortnight until 31 March 2021 as long as you’re eligible.

This applies if you’re getting at least $1 per fortnight from any of the following payments:

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

If you’re claiming one of these payments, you don’t need to do anything. The supplement’s paid automatically if you’re eligible.

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

If you need further help, the free Financial Information Service can help you make informed financial decisions. We also have tips and information about managing your money during different times in your life.

Next steps

Read more about the Coronavirus Supplement.

Page last updated: 10 November 2020