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NSW and VIC COVID-19 Disaster Payment

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NSW and VIC COVID-19 Disaster Payment

COVID Disaster Payment

Available to workers adversely affected by a state public health order.

Who is eligible ?

You need to meet all the eligibility rules to get the payment.

To get it you must meet all of the following:

  • you’re an Australian resident or hold an eligible working visa
  • you’re 17 years or older
  • you’re not getting an income support payment, ABSTUDY Living Allowance, Dad and Partner Pay or Parental Leave Pay
  • you’re not getting the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment, a state or territory pandemic payment or a state small business payment for the same period
  • you live in, work from or have visited a Commonwealth-declared COVID-19 hotspot
  • you live in, work from or have visited a location subject to a state or territory restricted movement order
  • you had paid employment and because you were in the COVID-19 hotspot or are subject to restricted movement, you can’t attend work on or after day 8
  • you’ve lost income on or after day 8 and don’t have any appropriate paid leave entitlements
  • if you are claiming for a period prior to the third week of lockdown, you have liquid assets of less than $10,000.

Key dates

EventEvent datesClaims openClaims close
Parts of Sydney1 July to 7 July 20211 July 202128 July 2021
Parts of Sydney8 July to 14 July 20218 July 20214 August 2021
Parts of Sydney15 July to 21 July 202115 July 202111 August 2021
Parts of Sydney22 July to 28 July 202122 July 202118 August 2021
Parts of Sydney29 July to 30 July 202129 July 202125 August 2021
Greater Sydney4 July to 10 July 20214 July 202131 July 2021
Greater Sydney11 July to 17 July 202111 July 20217 August 2021
Greater Sydney18 July to 24 July 202118 July 202114 August 2021
Greater Sydney25 July to 30 July 202125 July 202121 August 2021

How much ?

First and second period

You’ll get the following amount for the first and second period of a restricted movement order.

If you lost less than 20 hours work per week, you’ll get $325 for each relevant period, if you’re eligible.

If you lost 20 hours or more of work per week, you’ll get $500 for each relevant period, if you’re eligible.

Third period and beyond

You’ll get the following amount for the third and later periods of a restricted movement order from:

If you’re eligible, you’ll get $375 for each relevant period if you lost either:

  • between 8 and less than 20 hours of work per week
  • a full day of your usual work hours per week.

If you lost 20 hours or more of work per week, you’ll get $600 for each relevant period, if you’re eligible.

A full day of your usual work is what you were scheduled to work but could not because of a restricted movement order. This includes not being able to attend a full time, part time or casual shift of less than 8 hours.

How to claim

If you’re an Australian resident

Australian residents need to claim online.

To claim online you need a myGov account linked to a Centrelink online account. If you don’t have a myGov account, you can create one.

If your myGov account isn’t linked to Centrelink, you can prove who you are through myGov to link to Centrelink.

If you’re an eligible working visa holder

Eligible working visa holders need to call us on the Emergency information line where we can take your claim.

source: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/covid-19-disaster-payment

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