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Supporting students through the effects of COVID-19

25 March 2020

Supporting students through the effects of COVID-19

The Government is expanding the eligibility criteria for the fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement to Australians receiving student support payments. Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said the changes would benefit about 235,000 students who receive Youth Allowance (Student), AUSTUDY and ABSTUDY.

As long as you have applied for the payment by 13 April you will also be eligible for the $750 stimulus payment announced on 12 March, which will give you extra relief until the fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement is paid. For more information visit the Department of Social Services website https://www.dss.gov.au/about-the-department/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-support.