How can Aussies claim A$750 if infected with COVID-19?

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Highlights 

  • PM Scott Morrison want Aussies to know how they can receive AU$750 for a COVID-19 isolation.
  • Those infected by COVID-19 are required to isolate for minimum seven days.
  • Financial support can help citizens with salary misses and other needs

The Morrison government had started a pandemic leave disaster payment in July 2021. With surging infections of coronavirus now, PM has reminded fellow Aussies about it. He believes citizens need to be aware of the assistance in place for them.

How can Aussies claim the AU$750 for COVID-19 isolation?

  • The COVID-19 assistance provides AU$750 a week for a person under isolation, quarantine or for care of a COVID-19 infected patient.
  • The eligibility criteria being above 17 years in age and an Australian resident or a visa holder with a work permit.
  • If a person needs the payment even after seven days, they need to submit a new claim every week.
  • Initially the scheme has set out AU$1500 for a 14-day period, however, this has been changed to a weekly support of AU$750 since 9 December 2021.

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  • The person claiming the money must also be unable to attend work or earn any income.
  • The condition also includes claimants not having any sick leave entitlements, pandemic sick leave, or personal or carer’s leave.
  • If a couples claim the assistance together, there is no need to fill out separate forms.
  • However, the support is taxable, which means people will need to include it in tax returns filed.
  • Whichever eligible person wishes to claim the payment can reach out on government allotted call numbers or website.

Bottom line -

Amid surging COVID-19 cases and Omicron and other variants scaring people in Australia, the available assistance looks like a ray of hope.

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