Who can get it
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment - Victoria.
You may be eligible if the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services or one of their agents has told you to self-isolate or quarantine. They need to have told you to self-isolate or quarantine for one of the following reasons:
- you have coronavirus (COVID-19)
- you’ve been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19, including being at a Tier 1 exposure site
- you care for a child, 16 years or younger, who has COVID-19
- you care for a child, 16 years or younger, who’s been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19, including being at a Tier 1 exposure site.
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
- 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
- your quarantine period or caring is on or after 5 July 2020
- you have no appropriate leave entitlements, including pandemic sick leave, personal leave or leave to care for another person.
If you’re a member of a couple, you can both claim this payment. You and your partner must complete separate claims.
Not everyone who lives in Victoria can get the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment.
Page last updated: 3 June 2021
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