How much you can get

If you’re eligible, we’ll pay you for each period you’ve been told to self-isolate or quarantine, or are caring for someone with COVID-19.

There are different payment amounts depending on which period you claim for.

The Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment (PLDP) - New South Wales is taxable income.

It won’t be prefilled in your tax return or show on your Centrelink payment summary. You’ll need to manually include it in your income tax return for the relevant financial year. Read how to include PLDP in your tax return.

If your claim is for a self-isolation or quarantine period beginning 9 December 2021 until 17 January 2022

If you’re eligible we’ll pay you $750 for each 7 day period you’ve been told to self-isolate or quarantine, or are caring for someone who has COVID-19. You must make a new claim for each 7 day period.

If your claim is for a self-isolation or quarantine beginning on or before 8 December 2021

If you’re eligible we’ll pay you $1,500 for each 14 day period you’ve been told to self-isolate or quarantine, or are caring for someone who has COVID-19.

If you get Family Assistance

You’ll also need to include the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment in your family income estimate as taxable income or when you advise us on non-lodgement of tax return. You need to do this if you or your partner get:

The easiest way to view and update your family income estimate is online. You can use your Centrelink online account through myGov or the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.

If you have a Child Support assessment

If you have a Child Support assessment, the payment will form part of your adjusted taxable income for Child Support. It must be included in any income estimate you lodge for the relevant financial year.

The easiest way to view and update your information is online. You can use your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.

If you or your partner don’t need to lodge a tax return, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) also needs to know. Read more about how to lodge a non-lodgment advice on the ATO website.

Page last updated: 21 June 2022