Are you eligible for the $550 fortnightly supplement payment?
Existing and new recipients of social security benefits will be receiving a fortnightly $550 supplement to their payment. This applies to you if you receive any of the following payments:
In addition, recipients of this supplement, pensioners and concession card holders will also receive a $750 one-off payment in late March-April
A second one-off payment of $750 will be provided in July to anyone who received the March-April payment but was not eligible for the fortnightly supplement
How do you access these payments?
If you are already receiving a study allowance or another social security payment (e.g. Newstart) you will automatically receive the extra payments, without contacting Centrelink
If you are not currently receiving any form of social security payment, you will need to lodge a claim with Centrelink: