Welfare recipients are in for a double boost today when the annual indexation increases on handouts and government cost-of-living relief come into effect.
Single pensioners will receive $32.70 a fortnight more.
Couples on the aged pension will have their fortnightly payments increased by $24.70.
Jobseeker payments will be up by $56.10.
Youth allowance and Austudy payments will increase by $40, and rent assistance for singles will rise to $184.80 a fortnight.