The Federal Government has expanded eligibility for income support payments during the COVID-19 situation and added an extra payment for benefit recipients.
This payment will apply to recipients of the Jobseeker Payment, Youth Allowance Jobseeker, Parenting Payments, Farm Household Allowance and Special Benefit recipients.
A new, time-limited coronavirus supplement of $550 will be paid to recipients from 27 April, 2020, for a six month period. This extra payment will not be income tested.
Access to these payments has also been expanded, to support people who are stood down or lose their employment.
Read more about income support