The Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment (PLDP) 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.
How much you get depends on the hours of work you lost.
For each 7 day period of self-isolation, quarantine or caring, we’ll pay you:
- $450 if you lost at least 8 hours or a full day’s work, and less than 20 hours of work
- $750 if you lost 20 hours or more of work.
If you lost less than 8 hours or a full day’s work during the 7 day period of self-isolation, quarantine or caring, you won’t be eligible for this payment. A full day’s work is the hours you were scheduled to work or would usually work on a given day. This includes not being able to attend a full time, part time or casual shift of less than 8 hours.
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 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.
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 2020-21 financial year.