The Australian government lends a helping hand to those in need.
For example, retirees, individuals facing unemployment, families, parents, carers, the disabled, Indigenous Australians, 16-24-year-old students, apprentices, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds receive government payments. They are called Centrelink payments.
Here are some examples of Centrelink payments.
- Age pension
- Bereavement allowance
- Carer payment
- Disability support pension (you have reached pension age requirements)
- Education entry payment
- Parenting payment (single)
- Widow B Pension
- Income support supplement
- Defence Force Income Support Allowance (DFISA) where the payment pension or allowance is taxable
- DFISA-like payments (Australian Government income support payments not paid under Social Security Law such as ABSTUDY living allowance)
- Invalidity service pension and you meet pension age requirements
- Partner service pension
- Eligible Termination Payments (ETP) – either a lump sum paid to you by your employer when you retired or ceased employment or a lump sum payment from a superannuation fund, approved deposit fund, retirement savings account or life assurance company.