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Carers Australia issue media release for carers to receive coronavirus supplement

Carers Australia released a media release today about the coronavirus supplement payment excluding carers. Carers Australia have been receiving many comments from carers on the Carer Payment, with carers concerned and upset that their needs have not been sufficiently considered in income support measures introduced to compensate the impact of coronavirus.

The fortnightly Coronavirus Supplement of $550 available to people on a range of social security payments has not been extended to carers receiving the Carer Payment or to recipients of Disability Support Pension and Age Pension. Read more about this issue here.