Information on income support for people already getting a payment

This is a message from  The Australian Government Services

If you already get a Centrelink payment, you don’t need to contact them to get additional payments. This includes the two lump sum $750 Economic Support Payments to support households and the $550 additional Coronavirus Supplement. This will happen as part of your usual payment. You can’t nominate a particular day  to  get your payment.

Economic  Support Payments: FIRST LUMP SUM PAYMENT

Centrelink will  pay you $750 from 31 March 2020 if you’re getting an eligible payment on any day between 12 March to 13 April 2020. To be eligible for the first payment, you must be residing in Australia and getting one of the following payments, or hold one of the following concession cards, at  any time from 12 March 2020 to 13 April 2020:



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


  • Double Orphan Pension
  • Carer Allowance
  • Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) holders
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders
  • Veteran Service Pension
  • Veteran Income Support Supplement
  • Veteran Compensation payments, including lump sum payments
  • War Widow(er) Pension Veteran Payment
  • OVA PCC holders
  • OVA Education Scheme recipients
  • Disability Pensioners at the temporary special rate
  • OVA Income support pensioners at $0 rate
  • Veteran Gold Card holders
  • Farm Household Allowance

If you’re a Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card holder, you’ll need to make sure they have your bank account details. You can update your  bank account details through myGov using your Centrelink online account.


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