Briefing: Budget 2021 Social Security Measures

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The Federal Government’s 2021–2022 social security budget measures included:

  • extension of the four-year newly arrived residents waiting period to Family Tax benefit, Carer payment and Carer Allowance
  • further investment in the Cashless Debit Card Program
  • a substantial funding boost for Services Australia’s Taskforce Integrity
  • funding for Services Australia to enhance delivery of payments and services in remote communities
  • funding to support increased mutual obligations being rolled out for job seekers
  • two-year trial of a new Escaping Violence Payment of up to $5,000 in value.

The briefing provides a rundown on these and other measures, with commentary.

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BRIEFING: Budget 2021 Social Security Measures