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Message to Customers – Commonwealth Government Coronavirus supplement and Economic Stimulus Payments

The Commonwealth Government has announced a number of economic measures as a result of the current Coronavirus circumstances. These include:

  • $750 stimulus payments to support eligible households; and
  • a new, time-limited Coronavirus supplement to be paid at a rate of $550 per fortnight.  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.

The Public Trustee has decided to waive normal income commission fees on these additional payments by the Commonwealth Government and we are currently establishing processes to waive or rebate these commissions.

Nicolle Rantanen
Acting Public Trustee