To be eligible for Income Support Bonus you need to be receiving one of the following payments:
- ABSTUDY Living Allowance
- Farm Household Allowance
- Newstart Allowance
- Parenting Payment
- Sickness Allowance
- Special Benefit
- Youth Allowance
You don't need to do anything to get your Income Support Bonus. You will automatically receive it with your next payment after 20 September 2014 if you are eligible.
If you qualify for the Income Support Bonus, you will receive:
- $108.90 if you are single
- $90.80 if you are partnered
The Income Support Bonus is a tax-free payment and the amount you get will not be affected by how much you or your partner earn.
If your usual income support payment is income managed, your Income Support Bonus will also be income managed.
Read more about Income Management.
Check your statement
The Income Support Bonus will only show on your statement after it has been paid.