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
- in severe financial hardship
- in Australia when you claim.
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 for lockdown. This is because you can leave your home for reasons including:
- essential work
- support visits
- buying food and medicine.
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: 30 March 2021
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