Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan says 233,000 Department of Veterans’ Affairs clients have now received a one-off payment to help with rising energy costs.
Mr Tehan said the Energy Assistance Payment (EAP) was announced in the 2017-18 Budget.
Veterans and dependants receiving an eligible compensation payment will have received a payment of $75.
This included those in receipt of a Service Pension, who will have received $75 for singles and $62.50 per member of a couple.
“The Government recognises that there are times when veterans require additional financial support,” Mr Tehan said.
“This Budget measure will assist veterans and their families who have been affected by increasing energy prices.”
The EAP is a non-taxable payment and does not count as income for the purposes of means testing.
The payment will also be made to eligible Centrelink customers who are Age Pensioners, Disability Support Pensioners and Parenting Payment Single Recipients.
For more information: dva.gov.au\benefits-and-payments\income-support#eap