Department of Human Services

Cost of Living Concession boost

2020-03-30

Many State Government Cost of Living Concession customers have been given a welcome financial boost as part of the response to COVID-19.

Those households who receive Centrelink JobSeeker Payment will now also be eligible for a once off boost of $500, plus receive their ‘2020–21 Cost of Living Concession in advance.

For eligible homeowners, their 2020–21 payment of $215.10 will now become $715.10. Eligible tenants will receive $607.60. Eligible households can expect to receive this payment in April. There is one Cost of Living Concession payable per household.

The Centrelink JobSeeker Payment is specifically for those who are unemployed, including those who lose their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions.

If you are a Centrelink JobSeeker customer and not currently a ConcessionsSA customer, you can apply online now for the Cost of Living Concession. If eligible, you will also be able to apply for other State Government concessions at the same time, such as those for energy or water.

Those Cost of Living Concession customers who are not receiving the Centrelink JobSeeker Payment will not receive this forward payment or boost. They can expect to receive their concession payment as usual for 2020–21.

For more information about this payment, visit the ConcessionsSA website.

Learn more about the Department of Human Services’ response to COVID-19.

Page last updated : 30 Mar 2020

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