Will I receive a $750 stimulus payment from the Government?

Mar 13, 2020

The government has announced $750 tax free cash payments to many Australians. To be eligible you must reside in Australia and be receiving one of the following benefits 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

• Youth Allowance

• Partner Allowance

• Sickness Allowance

Special Benefit

• Widow Allowance

• Family Tax Benefit, including Double Orphan Pension

• Carer Allowance

• Pensioner Concession Card holders

• Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders

• Veteran Service Pension; Veteran Income Support Supplement; Veteran Compensation payments, including lump sum payments; War Widow(er) Pension; and Veteran Payment.

• Veteran Gold Card holders

• Farm Household Allowance

Each person who receives one of the above benefits is entitled to $750. You don't receive additional payments if you are entitled to more than one of the above benefits. However if you are a couple both in receipt of benefits, you would each receive $750 ($1,500 total). Payments will be processed automatically from the 31st of March 2020.

Rules regarding waiting periods for sickness allowance, youth allowance and Newstart have also been relaxed to enable workers who are unable to attend work due to the coronavirus and who have no remaining sick leave entitlement to potentially access these benefits.