Can you get the COVID-19 Disaster Payment?

3 August 2021

You should check if you’re eligible for COVID-19 Disaster Payment.

This is a lump sum payment to help if you’re unable to earn income due to a COVID-19 lockdown, hotspot or period of restricted movement.

You must meet the general eligibility rules as well as the rules for your location to get this payment.

How much you can get will depend on your individual circumstances.

There are changes to COVID-19 Disaster Payment for customers in regional Victoria and regional New South Wales. These changes will affect your eligibility for the payment.

Australian residents must claim online, it’s the quickest and simplest way. To claim online, you need a myGov account linked to Centrelink.

Read more about eligibility rules, how much you can get and how to claim the COVID-19 Disaster Payment.

There is more support available if you’re affected by coronavirus. Read more about getting help during coronavirus.

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Page last updated: 16 September 2021