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How the $750 stimulus payment affects carers

**Updated on Monday, 13th July 2020**

Carers who have previously received the one-off $750 payment from the economic support stimulus package may be eligible to receive a second $750 one-off payment from the stimulus plan.

Carers who are living in Australia and have been receiving either the Carer Allowance or Carer Payment (latest from Friday, 10th July), are eligible to receive a second economic support payment.

The second $750 one-off economic payment will happen automatically if the recipient is eligible and will be distributed from this week until the end of the month.

If you would like more information about this second $750 one-off economic payment, please click here to read the Australian Government information page. 

For more coronavirus information and support, click here.

 


Thursday, 12th March 2020.

Carers WA acknowledges that the World Health Organization have declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic.

As a result, the Australian Government has created a stimulus payment to Australians receiving certain Centrelink payments from the 12th of March 2020.

Carers who have been receiving the Carer Payment or Carer Allowance will receive the one-off $750 payment from the stimulus package to support confidence and domestic demand in the economy. If you qualify for the one-off payment, you will not need to do anything as the payment will happen automatically.

To find out more information, please read the Australian Government economic response to the coronavirus factsheet here.

We understand this could be a difficult time if you are looking after a loved one who may be susceptible to the virus, therefore we encourage you to follow the guidelines from The World Health Organisation and The Department of Health as information continues to be updated.

 

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