If you can’t earn income due to restricted movement, you may be able to get the COVID-19 Disaster Payment.
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.
You can’t be getting any of the following payments for the same period you’re claiming COVID-19 Disaster Payment:
- an income support payment, ABSTUDY Living Allowance, Dad and Partner Pay or Parental Leave Pay
- a state or territory pandemic payment, Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment or state small business payment.
Australian residents must claim online. This is the quickest and simplest way to claim, with most online claims paid within 24 hours.
For information about eligibility and when you can start your claim, go to servicesaustralia.gov.au/covid19disasterpayment