What is it?

  • 2 separate of $750 payments to income support recipients and eligible concession card holders residing in Australia
    1. First payment: start 31/03/2020
    2. Second payment: start from 13/07 2020.

 

Eligibility

For 1st payment:

  • Residing in Australia; and 
  • At any time from 12/03/2020 to 13/04/2020, 
    • you are a recipient of one of the following payments, or hold one of the following concession cards  (Click here to see the full list)
    • you have lodged a claim for one of the eligible payments or concession cards, and the claim is subsequently granted.



 

For 2nd payment: 

  • Residing in Australia;
    and
  • On 10/07/2020, you are receiving one of the payments or holding one of the concession cards that were eligible for the first payment. Except for those who are receiving the Coronavirus supplement ($550 a fortnight) 


How to apply


Further, Centrelink has said:

You don’t need to complete a full claim right now. You can register your intention to claim at a time and place that works for you. To find out how, read more about registering your intention to claim a payment.


FAQ

My claim for a qualifying payment or card has not yet been processed. Will I still get the Economic Support Payment?

If you have lodged a claim for one of the qualifying payments or concession cards between 12 March 2020 and 13 April 2020, and the claim is subsequently granted from a date on or before that period, you will receive the payment. This will also apply for the second round of payments. So if you have lodged a claim for one of the qualifying payments or concession on 10 July 2020, and the claim is subsequently granted from a date on or before that date, you will receive the payment.


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