How much you can get

A fortnightly payment on top of your eligible income support payment.

The Coronavirus Supplement is a fortnightly $550 payment on top of your eligible income support payment. We'll pay it from 27 April 2020 until 24 September 2020. We’ll automatically add it to your income support payment if you’re eligible.

If you’re income managed or have a Cashless Debit Card, we’ll treat it the same as your regular payment. We’ll apply the same split you currently get for your whole payment.

The Coronavirus Supplement is taxable. You need to include it in your family income estimate for Family Tax Benefit or Child Care Subsidy.

The Coronavirus Supplement counts as income for child support purposes. You also need to declare it as income in your tax return for the 2019–20 financial year. You can ask us to set up a tax deduction for you.

You don’t need to report the Coronavirus Supplement as part of your fortnightly income. It’s part of your Centrelink payment.

Page last updated: 1 June 2020