National Seniors Australia wants pensioners and retirees to know about the financial support, proof of vaccination and COVID related payment requirements.
If you’re in New South Wales or Queensland, you may be able to get COVID-19 Disaster Payment.
To qualify, you must have been unable to work and earn your usual income of eight hours or more or a full day’s work per week, because of a state COVID-19 public health order.
If you’re in New South Wales or Queensland you can submit a claim now.
You must be getting one of the following payments:
• An income support payment.
• ABSTUDY Living Allowance.
• Education Allowance.
You must meet all the eligibility rules to get the COVID-19 Disaster Payment.
The Commonwealth Services Australia department says you must claim this payment online using your myGov account linked to Centrelink. If you don’t have a myGov account, you’ll need to create one.
If you’re eligible, you will be paid $200 into your bank account for each week of your state’s public health order. You only need to claim once.
You’ll continue to get your regular Centrelink payment on your usual payment dates.
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