Who can get it

To get the Cost of Living Payment you must be a Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs customer.

To get the $250 one-off Cost of Living Payment you must be a Centrelink or Department of Veterans’Affairs customer. You must have been residing in Australia on 29 March 2022 and either:

  • you were able to claim, or were getting an eligible payment
  • you were able to get, or had an eligible concession card.

The eligible payments are all of these:

The eligible concession cards are all of these:

Read more about the cost of living support for veterans and families on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website.

Page last updated: 11 July 2022