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PM delivers cash boost for pensioners

Age pensioners, Family Tax Benefit recipients and Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders are among the millions of Australians set to get a $750 payment in the coming weeks as part of the Federal Government’s COVID-19 recovery package.

Prime Minister, Scott Morrison said the second Economic Support Payment (ESP) would land in the bank accounts of eligible government benefit recipients, including retirees and families, from July 15.

He also revealed that those onĀ Jobseeker, Austudy, ABSTUDY and Parenting Payment would not be eligible for the payment, while those who receive the $550 coronavirus Supplement will also miss out.

Those eligible for the July payment are people who receive one of the below payments as of July 10:

  • Age Pension
  • Bereavement Allowance
  • Carer Allowance
  • Carer Payment
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Double Orphan Pension
  • Family Tax Benefit A
  • Family Tax Benefit B
  • Pensioner Concession Card

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