Who can get it

You can get financial assistance for coronavirus if you get an eligible income support payment.

You’ll automatically get the supplement if you’re getting 1 of the following payments:

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

We’ll pay it until 31 December 2020 at a rate of $250.

The extension from 1 January to 31 March 2021 at a rate of $150 is subject to the passage of legislation.

We’ll pay the supplement as part of your regular payment. This applies as long as you get $1 of an eligible income support payment.

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

Next: How much you can get

The Coronavirus Supplement is a fortnightly payment on top of your eligible income support payment.

Page last updated: 10 November 2020