Thousands of Aussies are getting a $449 bonus – here’s how to find out if you’re eligible
- 192,000 South Australians will receive a one-time cash payment of up to $449
- Payment is available to concession cardholders and low-income individuals
- The extra money will help ease pressure from the current cost of living crisis
- Prime Minister Peter Malinauskas said it was the largest payment ever made by a state government
Low-income earners and pensioners receive one-time, doubled cost-of-living reduction payments aimed at providing relief to those struggling to weather this period of high inflation.
Around 192,000 South Australians (more than 10% of the state’s population) will receive up to $449 in cash directly into their bank accounts under a scheme announced earlier this year in the Australian budget. State.
Premier Peter Malinauskas said it was the largest payment ever made by the state government to concession card holders and low-income people.
192,000 South Australians will receive a one-time payment of up to $449 designed to help ease pressure from inflation
“With rising cost of living pressures, inflation and an influx of interest rates, this payment couldn’t come at a better time,” he said.
“This one-time, double cost-of-living payment was what we promised – and we’re delivering on it now.”
Under the concession program, homeowners will receive $449, while renters will receive $224.60 per household.
Homeowners who are self-funded retirees with a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card will also receive $224.60 per household.
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Low-income earners and concession cardholders will be able to access one-time payment through their Centrelink accounts
The cost-of-living concession replaced the municipal rate concession to help people with low or fixed incomes with their living expenses such as municipal rates, energy, and medical bills.
All existing and eligible new customers who applied before July 1 should receive their payment by the end of this month.
New applicants have until the end of this year to request the payments.
To obtain the concession, you must live in a property and receive a Centrelink payment, hold an eligible card or meet the low income provisions.
Tenants must not live with anyone who earns more than the low-income provisions, unless they receive an allowance from Centrelink or the Department of Veterans Affairs, or they are your spouse, domestic partner or someone dependent.
To apply, you will need your Centrelink customer reference number, your DVA file number or a copy of your most recent tax notice.