Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment

If your income has been affected because you have been directed to self-isolate, quarantine at home, or care for someone with COVID-19, you may be eligible to claim the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment.

If eligible, you can claim $1500 for each 14 day period you’ve been told to self-isolate. This direction must come from a health official for any of the following reasons:

  • you have COVID-19
  • you’ve been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19
  • you care for a child, 16 years or under, who has COVID-19
  • you care for a child, 16 years or under, who’s been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19.

Check your eligibility and how to apply.

Last updated:
23 October 2020