Australians will be receiving $750 starting from Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Over six million lower-income Australians will receive the one-off payment, which includes people with Commonwealth seniors health cards, those receiving family tax benefits, as well as Jobseeker (Newstart) and Youth Allowance recipients. It is believed half of the recipients are pensioners.
The money will be transferred directly into the banks accounts of anyone who has been on those eligible payments since March 12.
A second $750 payment will be made in July.
The cash bonuses are part of a $17.6 billion stimulus package announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, costing the budget $4.76 billion.