You’ll get the payment from early March if you’re: living in Australia and getting an eligible payment or concession card on 26 February 2021.
You need to get certain payments to get the Economic Support Payment.
Services Australia pays 2 more Economic Support Payments, 1 from December 2020 and 1 in March 2021. You must get an eligible payment or concession card and be living in Australia to get the payments.
Services Australia pay the Economic Support Payments straight into your bank account.
If you have a Cashless Debit Card they will pay the Economic Support Payments onto your card. If you’re income managed, the payments will be 100% income managed.
Generally, you won’t get the Economic Support Payment if you get $1 or more of the Coronavirus Supplement.
You’ll get the payment if you get one of the following:
- Age Pension
- Carer Allowance
- Carer Payment
- Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
- Disability Support Pension
- Double Orphan Pension
- Family Tax Benefit
- Pensioner Concession Card
You need to get an eligible payment or have an eligible card on:
- 27 November 2020 to get the December 2020 payment
- 26 February 2021 to get the March 2021 payment.
If you claim Family Tax Benefit for 2020-21 as a lump sum, you’ll get the payment with your lump sum. This will be after you’ve claimed and confirmed your income for the 2020-21 financial year.
Source: Services Australia https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/