- receiving certain existing payments to support your income such as Newstart Allowance, Youth Allowance and Austudy
You don't need to do anything to get your Income Support Bonus. You will automatically receive it with your next regular payment after 22 March 2014, if you are receiving one of the following payments on 20 March 2014:
- ABSTUDY Living Allowance
- Farm Household Allowance
- Newstart Allowance
- Parenting Payment
- Sickness Allowance
- Special Benefit
- Youth Allowance
Payment rates for Income Support Bonus
If you qualify for the Income Support Bonus on 20 March 2014 you will receive:
- $107.80 if you are single
- $89.90 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.