The state government has announced that it will provide fully-funded income support payments to eligible workers in regional SA who live or work outside of the Commonwealth-declared hotspots of Adelaide Metro, Adelaide Hills and Gawler.
The federal government has enhanced its COVID -19 Disaster payment which is now available for each recognised lockdown, hotspot or period of restricted movement in a particular area.
If eligible, for each relevant period workers (and both members of a couple) can receive:
This payment is available even if you’re eligible on only one day of a recognised COVID-19 period of restriction.
General eligibility criteria to be met:
For South Australians claims can be made from 28 July 2021 via Services Australia and myGov. Payments will be paid in arrears for the lockdown.
The SA Government is also seeking clarification with the Commonwealth Government that the majority of microbusiness not registered for GST will be eligible for the COVID-19 Disaster payment.
Please visit the Services Australia website here for details to make your claim.