How much you can get
The amount of COVID-19 Disaster Payment - New South Wales you can get depends on your situation.
How much you get depends on the hours of work you lost.
If you’re eligible, you’ll get $450 if any of the following apply:
- you lost at least 8 hours of work
- you lost less than 20 hours of work
- you couldn’t work a full day for that week.
If you’re eligible, you’ll get $750 if you lost 20 hours or more for that week.
When your state or territory reaches 80% fully vaccinated
The payment amount will reduce over 2 weeks when 80% of people 16 years or older in a state or territory have had 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. You’ll need to reapply for the payment each week so we know you’re still eligible.
In the first week after a state or territory reaches 80% fully vaccinated, the COVID-19 Disaster Payment will be a payment of $450 if you’ve lost more than 8 hours or a full day of work.
In the second week after a state or territory reaches 80% fully vaccinated, the COVID-19 Disaster Payment will be a payment of $320 if you’ve lost more than 8 hours or a full day of work.
After this period, the COVID-19 Disaster Payment won’t be available in your area.
The COVID-19 Disaster Payment is tax free income and you don’t need to include it in your tax return.
You can check the key eligibility dates for locations in NSW.
Complete these steps to claim the COVID-19 Disaster Payment - New South Wales. Before you claim, check if you can get it.
Page last updated: 7 October 2021
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