Crisis Payment for National Health Emergency (COVID-19)
A one-off payment if you’re affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).
To get this you must:
- be eligible for an income support payment or ABSTUDY Living Allowance
- be in severe financial hardship
- be in Australia when you claim
- have proof of a COVID-19 test requiring you, or the person you are caring for, to enter quarantine or self-isolation.
We’ll ask for proof of the COVID-19 test. Your claim will be rejected if you don’t send us the right kind of evidence.
We may ask for proof of being in severe financial hardship.
You must also contact us within 14 days of entering quarantine or self-isolation, or caring for someone who is.
You can’t get this crisis payment just for being in lockdown. Read about who can get it.
You can get a maximum of 2 Crisis Payments for National Health Emergency in a 6 month period.
Complete the following steps to claim a Crisis Payment for National Health Emergency (COVID-19). Before you start, check if you can get it.
Page last updated: 22 September 2021
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