COVID lockdown payments available

Published 12:00pm 3 August 2021

COVID lockdown payments available
Words by Nick Crockford

Residents in the Moreton Bay Region and across Queensland, whose hours of work have been impacted by the current lockdown, will be able to claim COVID-19 Disaster Payment, says Federal Member for Longman Terry Young.

“Eligible people will receive $750 per week if they have lost 20 or more hours of work, and $450 per week if they have lost between 8 and less than 20 hours of work, or a full day of work,” Mr Young says.

“The payment will be available to eligible people who live or work in the hotspot areas in Queensland, or who have visited a Commonwealth-declared COVID-19 hotspot.

“Eligible people will be back-paid to the start of the lockdown.”

How to claim

People who currently receive an income support payment can also claim to receive a payment of $200 if they have lost more than 8 hours of work and meet the other eligibility requirements for the COVID-19 Disaster Payment.

This payment is additional to their regular income support payment.

The fastest and easiest way to claim is through a myGov account.

More information will be available on the Services Australia website at: servicesaustralia.gov.au/covid19disasterpayment

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