Older Australians impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19)
1 April 2020
If you’re an older Australian affected by coronavirus, there’s payments you can get to help.
If you already get Age Pension from us, there’s no change to your payment.
You’ll get some extra help if you’re living in Australia between 12 March 2020 and 13 April 2020. We’ll pay you the Economic Support Payment.
You don’t need to do anything. We’ll pay it straight into your bank account from 31 March 2020, with most getting it by the end of April 2020.
If there are changes to your circumstances, you can tell us by using any of the following:
- your Centrelink online account through myGov
- the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app
- Centrelink phone self service.
If you don’t have access to a self service option please call the older Australians line.
You can tell us online if you start or stop working. To do this, you can use your Centrelink online account or the Express Plus mobile app.
If you don’t already get a payment from us
You may be eligible for support if you’re affected by coronavirus. If you don’t currently get an income support payment, you may now be able to claim.
Find out what to do if you need a payment because of COVID-19.
Read more about Older Australians and COVID-19.
If you’re a carer affected by coronavirus, there’s payments you can get to help.
Find out about your family payments and child support if you’re affected by coronavirus.
Page last updated: 20 April 2020
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