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There is now financial support of up to $750 per week for individuals who have lost work because they have had to isolate – or if you are caring for someone who has to self-isolate or quarantine owing to COVID-19.

The 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 COVID-19, for isolation periods starting before 10 January 2022, you must have been directly informed you have COVID-19 by a health official – that you’re a close contact with a person who has COVID-19; you care for a child, 16 years or under, who has COVID-19; that a child you care for who is 16 years or under, is a close contact with a person who has COVID-19; you’re caring for someone who has COVID-19; you’re caring for someone with disability or a severe medical condition who must self-isolate or quarantine because they’re a close contact of a person with COVID-19’.

From Monday January 10, Services Australia will accept both Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) results.

You’ll need to have either: advice of a positive test from a testing clinic or health professional, or evidence you’ve registered a positive result from a home-administered RAT with your state health authority. To apply and read more about who can get it, visit Services Australia


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