Organization : Australian Government
Facility : COVID-19 Disaster Payment
Country : Australia
Website : https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/
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COVID-19 Disaster Payment Australia
A support payment for workers adversely affected by a state public health order. This is a lump sum payment to help workers unable to earn income due to a COVID-19 lockdown, hotspot or period of restricted movement.
Related / Similar Status : Services Australia Child Care Subsidy (CCS) Payment Application
The COVID-19 Disaster Payment can help you if you’re affected by COVID-19 restrictions.
Who Can Get It?
** You must meet all eligibility rules to get the COVID-19 Disaster Payment. You can get it even if you’re eligible on only one day of the relevant event dates.
** To get the payment, you need to meet the general eligibility rules and any rules for the COVID-19 health order that affected you.
** If you’re a member of a couple, you can both claim this payment. You and your partner will need to make separate claims.
** You can get this payment even if you’re eligible on only one day of a recognised COVID-19 period of restricted movement, lockdown or hotspot.
Key Eligibility Dates
These are the key dates for the recognised events.
|Event||Event dates||Claims open||Claims close|
|Parts of Sydney||1 July to 7 July 2021||1 July 2021||28 July 2021|
|Parts of Sydney||8 July to 14 July 2021||8 July 2021||4 August 2021|
|Parts of Sydney||15 July to 21 July 2021||15 July 2021||11 August 2021|
|Parts of Sydney||22 July to 28 July 2021||22 July 2021||18 August 2021|
|Parts of Sydney||29 July to 30 July 2021||29 July 2021||25 August 2021|
|Greater Sydney||4 July to 10 July 2021||4 July 2021||31 July 2021|
|Greater Sydney||11 July to 17 July 2021||11 July 2021||7 August 2021|
|Greater Sydney||18 July to 24 July 2021||18 July 2021||14 August 2021|
|Greater Sydney||25 July to 30 July 2021||25 July 2021||21 August 2021|
|All other areas of NSW||18 July to 30 July 2021||18 July 2021||21 August 2021|
|Victoria||16 July to 22 July 2021||23 July 2021||12 August 2021|
|Victoria||23 July to 27 July 2021||25 July 2021||19 August 2021|
|South Australia||20 July to 26 July 2021||28 July 2021||16 August 2021|
How Much You Can Get?
We pay the COVID-19 Disaster Payment to you for each recognised lockdown, hotspot or period of restricted movement in your area.
First and second period for Sydney events :
** You’ll get the following amount for the first and second period of a restricted movement order for the Sydney events.
** 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 for other events :
You’ll get the following amount for relevant periods starting from
** 15 July 2021 for people in parts of Sydney
** 18 July 2021 for people in Greater Sydney
** 18 July 2021 for people in all other areas in NSW
** 23 July 2021 for people in Victoria.
** 28 July 2021 for people in South Australia.
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?
Complete the following steps to claim the COVID-19 Disaster Payment.
If you’re an Australian resident :
Australian residents must 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 :
** If you hold a visa that gives you the right to work in Australia, you must call us on the Emergency information line to claim.
** If you want to talk to us in your language, call our Multilingual Phone Service.