Individual – Financial Assistance

Australian Government

This page contains information and links about the Federal Governments Economic Response to the Coronavirus for individuals and households.

Financial assistance is being managed by Services Australia.  There are lump-sum payments for people who lost work and income due to New South Wales COVID-19 public health orders.
This is the link to apply for the New South Wales COVID-19 Disaster Payment.

There is the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment for people living in New South Wales who can’t earn an income because they must self-isolate, quarantine or care for someone who has COVID-19.
This is the link for information about eligibility and how to apply.

For retirees, the Government has temporarily reduced minimum superannuation drawdown requirements and reduced social security deeming rates. More information can be found at this location on the Australian Taxation Office website, and at this location on the Services Australia.

New South Wales Government

Summary of Measures
NSW Covid-19 support for individuals - summary of measures

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