Income support during COVID-19

The Australian Government is providing financial assistance to Australians. This assistance includes income support payments, payments to support households, and temporary early releases of superannuation. The following fact sheets provide more information about each of the payments.

Income support for individuals

Eligibility information about income support payments and the Coronavirus Supplement.

The government is extending the Coronavirus Supplement from 25 September to 31 December 2020. The amount of the supplement will be reduced to $250 per fortnight from 25 September 2020.

Payment to support households

Information about the two separate $750 payments to social security, veteran and other income support recipients and eligible concession card holders.

Early access to superannuation

Individuals affected by coronavirus can access up to $10,000 of their superannuation in 2019-20 and a further $10,000 in 2020-21.

Providing support to retirees

Information about how retirees can manage the impact of volatility in financial markets on their retirement savings by temporarily reducing superannuation minimum drawdown requirements.

JobSeeker claims

The JobSeeker line is 132 850 or find out more on how to claim JobSeeker online.

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