Crisis payment for National Health Emergency (COVID-19) has ended
This payment ended on 1 July 2022. Find out what this means for claims.
Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment ends on 30 June 2022
You may still be able to claim this payment if your isolation or caring period is on or before 30 June 2022.
What to do if your debt pause is ending
From 1 July 2022, Centrelink debt repayments are starting again.
You must declare Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment as taxable income
Learn how to declare Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment (PLDP) in your income tax return for the 2021-22 year.
Text message scam for free COVID-19 test kit
If you get a message from the Australian Government offering a free COVID-19 test kit, don’t open the link.
Did you get Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment?
You must declare Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment (PLDP) in your income tax return for the relevant financial year.
Get free rapid antigen tests (RATs) if you hold a concession card
From 24 January 2022, you can get up to 10 free RATs over a 3 month period with a maximum of 5 in a month.
COVID-19 vaccination reward text message scam
If you get a message from the ‘Department of Health’ offering a COVID-19 vaccination benefit payment, don’t open the link.
Stop scams by speaking up
It’s Scams Awareness Week. Help protect people against scams by talking about them.