About 6.5 million Australians will receive a one-off, tax-free payment of $750 from Tuesday as part of a suite of measures to stem the economic impact of COVID-19.
The Economic Support Payment was announced by the federal government earlier this month.
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Social security, veteran and other income support recipients and some concession cardholders are eligible to receive the bonus.
Around half of those to benefit will be pensioners.
The money will be provided from March 31, with most expected to receive it by April 17.
A second separate payment of $750 will also be issued from July 13.
However, it will not be made to those eligible for the Coronavirus supplement.
Who is eligible?
To receive the $750, you must be living in Australia and collect an eligible payment between March 12 and April 13.
The payment will then automatically appear in eligible bank accounts from March 31.
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Those eligible for the payments include anyone who holds the Age Pension, Disability Support Pension, Carer Payment, Carer Allowance, 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, Farm Household Allowance, Family Tax Benefit A, Family Tax Benefit B and Double Orphan Pension.
Those with one of the following cards will also be eligible, including Pensioner Concession Card, Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, or Veteran Gold Card.
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As well as those on one of the following Department of Veterans’ Affairs payments, including Veteran Service Pension, Veteran Income Support Supplement, Veteran Compensation payments, including lump sum payments or War Widow(er) Pension.
Recipients are encouraged to ensure their details are correct through myGov or Express Plus Centrelink app.
For more information, see the federal government’s coronavirus stimulus fact sheet for individuals, or information for businesses.