Budget $250 cost of living payments are starting to roll out, who is eligible? | Bendigo Advertiser


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MILLIONS of Australians will soon get a little boost to their bank accounts, as the Federal Government’s $250 cost of living payments start rolling out on Thursday. The federal budget’s welfare package will see eligible welfare recipients receive a one-time boost, designed to offset rising fuel, food and housing costs. Read more: Modern pop art takes over historic Dudley House for an exhibition Anyone receiving the following Centrelink payments is eligible: Anyone receiving the following Veterans Affairs payments is also eligible: And here are the eligible concession cards : The process has been simplified, meaning eligible social assistance recipients don’t need to apply for the payments – it will happen automatically. Read more: World Heritage bid’s golden chance to benefit from the 2026 Commonwealth Games Recipients will need to reside in Australia since March 29 and will only be able to receive one payment, even if they receive more than one type of payment social supplements. The money will be paid from April 28, but it may take several days to arrive in bank accounts. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:



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