Payments to help Veterans and Defence community
Veterans and war widows will receive these payments straight into their bank accounts, ahead of the carbon price introduction on 1 July.
The payments are part of the Government’s Household Assistance Package.
More than 110,000 veterans and their families, including eligible DVA Disability pensioners and Seniors Supplement recipients, will also receive a lump sum payment of up to $380.
From March next year, eligible members of the veteran and defence community will receive an ongoing boost to their payments.
The payments will help veterans and their families meet cost of living pressures.
Millions of Australians, including pensioners, families and students have already received household assistance.
For more information on household assistance to the veteran and defence community, visit the Department of Veterans’ Affairs or call 133 254 (or 1800 555 254 for regional callers).