High-Risk Settings Pandemic Payment


This program provides workers in high-risk with a payment if they can't work because they have tested positive for COVID-19.
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Application detail:

Applicants must apply within 14 days of contracting COVID-19.

What do you get?

Between $450 and $750 depending on time off work.
 

Who is this for?

Individual workers in high-risk settings.

Overview

This program provides a lump sum payment to help workers in high-risk settings who cannot earn income because they have tested positive for COVID-19.

High-risk settings can be any of the following that involves frequent close contact:

  • aged care, including home care with close personal care and support services
  • disability care, including home care with close personal care and support services
  • Aboriginal healthcare, including workers employed by National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (NACCHOs), community health care, Aboriginal drug and alcohol services and support services
  • hospital care, including day hospitals and smaller facilities, paramedical, ambulance, patient transport and support.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • have tested positive for COVID-19
  • have not claimed or been paid the High-Risk Settings Pandemic Payment or Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment for any day since testing positive to COVID-19
  • work in a high-risk setting
  • have no paid leave entitlements available
  • have lost at least 8 hours or a full day’s work
  • have liquid assets of less than $10,000 on the first day of the period they are claiming for.

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