• There will be expanded access to income support payments for the self-employed, causal workers, contract workers and employees who are stood down or lose their employment.
  • There will be reduced means testing and a reduction in waiting times.
  • There will also be a new $550 per fortnight Coronavirus supplement, commencing from 27 April 2020
  • This will be paid to both existing and new recipients of the JobSeeker Payment, Youth Allowance jobseeker, Parenting Payment, Farm Household Allowance and Special Benefit.
  • The Coronavirus supplement will be paid for the next 6 months. Eligible income support recipients will receive the full amount of the $550 Coronavirus supplement on top of their payment each fortnight.