Payments to support households

The Government is providing two separate $750 payments to social security, veteran and other income support recipients and eligible concession card holders. 

Payments are made automatically, you do not need to apply.

The first payment will be made from 31 March 2020 and the second payment will be made from 13 July 2020. Around half of those that benefit are pensioners. The second payment will not be made to those eligible for the Coronavirus supplement.

A person can be eligible to receive both the first and second support payment. However, they can only receive one $750 payment in each round of payments, even if they qualify in each round of the payments in multiple ways.

Example 

First and second payment

Kate and Angus are a couple and are both Age Pension recipients as at 12 March 2020. Kate and Angus will each receive $750, so their household will receive $1,500 in total. 

Payments to Kate and Angus will be made automatically from 31 March 2020. As Kate and Angus remain both a couple and Age Pension recipients on 10 July 2020, they will each be eligible for a further $750 as part of the second payment, so their household will receive $1,500 in total for the second payment. 

This will bring the total payment to their household to $3,000, from the first and second payments.

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