Who can get it
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment - New South Wales.
You may be eligible if NSW Health has told you to self-isolate or quarantine. They need to give you these directions for any of the following reasons:
- you have coronavirus (COVID-19)
- you’ve been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19
- you care for a child, 16 years or under, who has COVID-19
- you care for a child, 16 years or under, who’s been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19.
You may also be eligible if you're caring for someone who has COVID-19.
You must also meet all of the following:
- you’re at least 17 years old and live in New South Wales
- you’re an Australian resident or hold a visa that gives you the right to work in Australia
- you're unable to go to work and earn an income
- you have no appropriate leave entitlements, including pandemic sick leave, personal leave or leave to care for another person
- your period of quarantine is after 17 September 2020.
If you’re a member of a couple, you can both claim this payment. You and your partner will need to complete separate claims.
Not everyone who lives in New South Wales can get the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment.
Page last updated: 18 September 2020
This information was printed 25 February 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/pandemic-leave-disaster-payment-new-south-wales/who-can-get-it. 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.