How much you can get

How much Economic Support Payment you get depends on your circumstances and the payment you get.

First Economic Support Payment

The first Economic Support Payment is a one-off payment of $750. You’ll get it if you were living in Australia between 12 March 2020 and 13 April 2020 and either:

  • were on an eligible payment
  • had an eligible concession card.

You’ll only get 1 payment, even if you get more than 1 qualifying payment or card.

If you’re on Income Management or have a Cashless Debit Card, 100% of the payment will go either:

  • onto your Cashless Debit Card
  • into your income managed account.

We paid this between March 2020 and May 2020.

If you claim Family Tax Benefit for 2019-20 as a lump sum, you’ll get the payment with your lump sum. This will be after you've claimed and confirmed your income for the 2019-20 financial year.

Second Economic Support Payment

The second Economic Support Payment is also $750. You may get it if you were on an eligible payment or had an eligible concession card on 10 July 2020.

We began paying this in July 2020.

If you claim Family Tax Benefit for 2020-21 as a lump sum, you’ll get it with your lump sum. This will be after you’ve claimed and confirmed your income for the 2020-21 financial year. You can do this from July 2021.

You won’t get the second Economic Support Payment if you get an income support payment that includes the Coronavirus Supplement.

You may not have got the Coronavirus Supplement if your income was above the cut off point for your payment. However, you may get the second Economic Support Payment if you also had any of these on 10 July 2020:

  • Carer Allowance
  • Double Orphan Pension
  • Family Tax Benefit
  • Pensioner Concession Card.

If you’re in this situation you’ll get the second Economic Support Payment from 21 September 2020.

Page last updated: 2 October 2020