COVID Disaster Payment

COVID Disaster Payment

Workers who live or work in a Commonwealth declared COVID-19 hotspot and lose income as a result of being unable to attend work due to state-imposed restrictions in excess of one (1) week may be eligible to receive temporary financial assistance. Workers who have lost less than twenty (20) hours of work can receive a payment of $325 or where workers have lost 20 hours or more of work they can receive a payment of $500. The payment will be paid directly to workers by the Government.


To be eligible for the payment, the worker must:


  • Be an Australian Citizen, permanent resident or holder of an eligible Working Visa.
  • Not already be receiving Services Australia payments.
  • Have no more than $10,000 in liquid assets.

Workers and employers can get further information from the Services Australia website ( ).

If you have any further questions or assistance in regards to the Covid Disaster Payment or other HR matters, please do not hesitate to get in touch with enrichHR, or 02 9119 2360, at any time to answer any of your HR queries.

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