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Everyone who will get the $750 coronavirus payments

Lucy Dean
·2-min read
Pictured: Australian cash, pedestrians in Sydney. Images: Getty
Australians receiving welfare support will be eligible for the $750 coronavirus stimulus payment. Images: Getty

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.

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:

  • Age Pension

  • Disability Support Pension

  • Carer Payment

  • Carer Allowance

  • 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

  • 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?

a male taking money out of the wallet.
Will you receive the payment? Image: Getty

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:

Source: Australian Government Treasury
Source: Australian Government Treasury

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