How much you can get

If you’re eligible we’ll pay you $1,500 for each 14 day period you self-isolate, quarantine or care for a person who has COVID-19.

The Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is taxable income. This means you’ll need to include it in your 2020-21 Income Tax Return.

If you get Family Assistance

You’ll need to include the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment – Western Australia in your family income estimate as taxable income. You need to do this if you or your partner get:

The easiest way to view and update your family income estimate is online. You can use your Centrelink online account through myGov or the Centrelink Express Plus mobile app.

If you have a Child Support assessment

If you have a Child Support assessment, the payment will form part of your adjusted taxable income for Child Support. It must be included in any income estimate you lodge for the 2020-21 financial year.

The easiest way to view and update your information is online. You can use your Child Support online account through myGov or the Child Support Express Plus mobile app.

Page last updated: 17 September 2020