Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment - Australian Capital Territory
Support if you live in the ACT and can't earn an income because you must self-isolate or quarantine, or are caring for someone with COVID-19.
Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is a lump sum payment to help you during the 14 days you need to self-isolate, quarantine or care for someone. If you need longer term help, check to see what other payments you may be eligible to get by using our payment guide.
The Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is for people living in the Australian Capital Territory who can't earn an income because they must self-isolate, quarantine or care for someone who has COVID-19.
You must be directed to self-isolate or quarantine by either:
- ACT Health
- a person employed by a state or regional department of health.
Read more about who can get it.
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment - Australian Capital Territory.
Not everyone who lives in Australian Capital Territory can get the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment.
If you’re eligible we’ll pay you $1,500 for each 14 day period you’ve been told to self-isolate or quarantine, or are caring for someone who has COVID-19.
You can claim the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment – Australian Capital Territory over the phone.
Page last updated: 4 December 2020
This information was printed 18 January 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/pandemic-leave-disaster-payment-australian-capital-territory. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.