Single and disability pension recipients are set to receive an extra $37.50 per fortnight from March 20. The welfare payments are being boosted to match inflation as part of bi-yearly indexation, bringing their fortnightly rate to $1,064.
Carers will also receive an additional $37.50 per fortnight, while pensioner couples will receive an extra $56.40 which brings their fortnightly payment to $1,604.
Payments for single parents are set to rise by $33.90 which brings the fortnightly total to $967.90, while JobSeeker and ABSTUDY recipients will increase by $24.70 which brings the fortnightly total to $701.90 for recipients over the age of 22.
Commonwealth Rent Assistance is also set for a meager increase of $5.60 for singles, $6.58 for recipients with two children, and $7.42 for families with three or more children.