Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

Extra Payments for Pensioners


Two separate $750 payments have been made available to households.

To be eligible you are currently receiving social security, veteran and other income support or are an eligible concession card holder.

The first payment to eligible recipients and concession card holders was made between 12 March 2020 and 13 April 2020 inclusive.

The second payment will be available to eligible recipients and concession card holders on 10 July 2020.

You may be eligible to receive both but you can only receive one $750 payment in each round.

The payments will not be taxed and will not count as income for the purposes of Social Security, Farm Household Allowance and Veteran payments.

Veteran Gold Card holders will be contacted to confirm account details.

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