This story has been republished to reflect updated Treasury information.
The Australian government will make two sets of $750 economic support payments on 31 March and 13 July to support households struggling to stay afloat during the Covid-19 period.
The first set was announced on 14 March, while the second was outlined on 21 March.
The Australian government announced its $17.6 billion coronavirus stimulus package on 14 March, which included $750 cash payments for around 6.5 million Australians.
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Those Australians will receive the payment automatically from 31 March, with the majority to receive the boost by 17 April. It’s estimated to cost around $4.76 billion.
The majority of the tax-exempt payments will be targeted at Australians receiving the pension, with 2.4 million pensioners set to benefit.
Am I eligible for the first $750 coronavirus benefit?
You’ll receive the first payment if you receive one of these welfare payments:
Disability Support Pension
Widow B Pension
ABSTUDY (Living Allowance)
Farm Household Allowance
Family Tax Benefit A
Family Tax Benefit B
Double Orphan Pension.
And if you use one of these concession cards, you’re also eligible:
Pensioner Concession Card
Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
Veteran Gold Card.
On top of that, if you are receiving any of these Department of Veterans’ Affairs payments, you’ll also receive the $750:
Veteran Service Pension
Veteran Income Support Supplement
Veteran Compensation payments, including lump sum payments
War Widow(er) Pension.
Do I get more money if I receive more than one of these benefits?
Unfortunately, even if you claim more than one benefit you will only be eligible for one payment of $750 on 31 March.
Am I eligible for the second $750 coronavirus benefit?
Eligible Australians will receive the second $750 payment from 13 July. However, not everyone who received the first payment will receive the second.
That’s because if you are eligible for the $550 Coronavirus Supplement payments, you will not receive the second $750.
Here’s what that looks like:
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