Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment - before 18 January 2022

This was a support payment if you couldn’t earn an income because you or someone you were caring for had to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19.

Claims for isolation, quarantine or caring periods that started on or before 17 January 2022 have closed. Read more about claiming Pandemic Leave Disaster payment for a recent isolation, quarantine or caring period.

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is a lump sum payment to help you during the time you can’t work and earn income because you have to:

  • self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19
  • you’re caring for someone who has to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19.

Page last updated: 2 August 2022