With the federal budget handed down last night, some welfare groups have not been won over.
St Vincent de Paul Society chief executive John Falzon has said the "message is if you're poor, you're just not trying hard enough."
Families feeling the pinch from the cost of living will receive some extra pocket money from the federal budget but welfare recipients received only a modest boost.
Family Tax Benefit Part A will receive a boost from July next year.
The Schoolkids bonus will be a paperwork free payment of $410 for primary school kids and $820 for high school students.
A Supplementary Allowance will be implemented for people on on Youth Allowance, Newstart and Parenting Payments with the cost of essential bills. Singles will receive $210 a year and couples $350, in two instalments.
How do the initiatives impact you? Are you going to come out ahead or are you going to continue to struggle?