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COVID lockdown payments available

Posted: 12pm 03 Aug 2021

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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