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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:
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.
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.