Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment


This program provides workers with a payment if they cannot earn an income because they have to self-isolate, quarantine or care for someone with COVID-19.
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Apply at any time.

What you get?

Payment amounts vary.

Who is this for?

People who need to self-isolate, quarantine or care for a close contact or someone with COVID-19.

Overview

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is a lump sum payment to help you during the time you can't work and earn income because you have to:

  • self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19, as required by your state or territory government
  • you're caring for someone who has to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19, as required by their state or territory government.

Check if you can apply

You may be eligible for this payment if you have to self-isolate or quarantine for one of the following reasons:

  • you have coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • you’re required to isolate as a close contact of a person who has COVID-19 by your state or territory
  • a child you care for who is 16 years or under, is required to isolate as a close contact of a person who has COVID-19 by your state or territory
  • you’re caring for someone who has COVID-19
  • you’re caring for someone with disability or a severe medical condition who must self-isolate or quarantine because they’re a close contact of a person with COVID-19.

You must be living in the same household as the person with disability or a severe medical condition.

You must also meet all the following:

  • you’re at least 17 years old and live in Australia
  • you’re an Australian resident or hold a visa that gives you the right to work in Australia
  • you’re living in Australia during your self-isolation, quarantine or caring period
  • you’re living in Australia at the time of your claim
  • you’re unable to work and lost at least 8 hours or a full day’s work in a 7-day period of self-isolation, quarantine or caring
  • you have no sick leave entitlements, including pandemic sick leave, personal leave or leave to care for another person
  • you have liquid assets of less than $10,000 on the first day of the period you’re claiming for.

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