Government support for individuals to assist them during the next 6 months
INCREASED AND ACCELERATED INCOME SUPPORT
To help with cash flow pressures during the coronavirus epidemic, the Commonwealth Government has made available an additional $550 per person per fortnight eligible for Farm Household Allowance as part of the updated economic stimulus package. We urge you to call us now on 07 4669 9800 to check your eligibility and for help with the application.
The Government is temporarily expanding eligibility to income support payments and establishing a new, time-limited Coronavirus supplement to be paid at a rate of $550 per fortnight. This supplement will be paid to both existing and new recipients of the eligible payment categories. These changes will apply for the next six months.
The income support payment categories eligible to receive the Coronavirus supplement are:
- Jobseeker Payment1 (and all payments progressively transitioning to JobSeeker Payment; those currently receiving Partner Allowance, Widow Allowance, Sickness Allowance and Wife Pension)
- Youth Allowance Jobseeker
- Parenting Payment (Partnered and Single)
- Farm Household Allowance
- Special Benefit recipients
Anyone who is eligible for the Coronavirus supplement will receive the full rate of the supplement of $550 per fortnight.