As part of the Government’s response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) they are paying $750 one off Economic Support Payment for those living in Australia.

You don’t need to do anything, as they will pay you automatically. You’ll get the money from 31st March with most getting it by 17th April 2020. 

Eligible payments include:

  • Age Pension
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Carer Payment
  • Carer Allowance
  • Parenting Payment
  • Wife Pension
  • Widow B Pension
  • ABSTUDY (Living Allowance)
  • Austudy
  • Bereavement Allowance
  • Newstart Allowance
  • Youth Allowance
  • Partner Allowance
  • Sickness Allowance
  • Special Benefit
  • Widow Allowance
  • Farm Household Allowance
  • Family Tax Benefit A
  • Family Tax Benefit B
  • Double Orphan Pension

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

In order to make sure that you receive this payment, double check your Centrelink online account details through myGov.

If you don’t have an online account, you can phone them on your regular payment line.

For more information click here.

To visit MDDA’s Coronavirus Advice Resource click here.