People that work in a high-risk setting may be eligible for a pandemic payment if they test positive for COVID-19, leaving them unable to earn income. The High-Risk Settings Pandemic Payment (HRSPP) can be claimed up to 3 times in 6 months.
Aged care workers in home setting and residential aged care setting are eligible for the HRSPP, as well as hospital staff, and disability staff. Other eligibility requirements include being a casual employee or no paid leave availability, loss of at least 8 hours work, registered your positive COVID-19 result and claim must be submitted within 14 days from the first day being unable to work.
$450 can be claimed for losing 8 – 19 hours of work, and you can claim $750 if you lose 20 hours or more of work. Claims can be made online.
For more details and to make a claim, head to the Services Australia website.
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