$200 Rates Rebate: A little can go a long way

Published 9:27pm 6 April 2020

$200 Rates Rebate: A little can go a long way
Words by Renee Gusa

Every little bit counts right now - so make sure you apply for Moreton Bay Regional Council’s $200 rate rebate.

All recipients of the Federal Government’s Coronavirus Supplement are eligible, and all ratepayers will receive an information flyer inside the envelope of your next rates notice.

The rebate will be paid in two $100 instalments over the next two rates notices ($200 in total) for eligible properties, owned by an eligible ratepayer.

Times are tough but Moreton Bay is tougher, that why Council’s $15 million Stimulus Package is so important for this region. Initiatives like the rates rebate are specifically targeted and designed to help people in financial distress get by through the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

For information on the Coronavirus Supplement visit: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Services/Property-Ownership/Coronavirus-Rates-Rebate

Coronavirus Supplement

On 22 March 2020, the Government announced it will provide a temporary payment of $550 per fortnight, known as the Coronavirus Supplement, to new and existing eligible income support recipients. On 24 March 2020, the Government extended the eligibility criteria for this payment to Australians receiving student support payments including Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY. Eligible recipients will receive the Coronavirus Supplement from 27 April 2020 along with their usual payment.

Eligibility for the Coronavirus Supplement is for people receiving the following payments:

  • JobSeeker Payment (formerly known as Newstart Allowance)
  • Youth Allowance
  • Sickness Allowance
  • ABSTUDY (Living Allowance)
  • Austudy
  • Parenting Payment
  • Partner Allowance
  • Widow Allowance
  • Farm Household Allowance
  • Special Benefit

Read more about the Council $15 million Stimulus Package.

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