COVID-19 Disaster Payment
On 28 July, the Government announced it is increasing the COVID-19 Disaster Payment for those affected by Commonwealth-declared COVID-19 hotspots.
States and territories are providing financial assistance to those outside declared hotspots who are affected by public health lockdowns and restrictions.
Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment
The Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is a payment of $1,500 to provide financial support to individuals who cannot work and earn income because they are directed by a state or territory health official to self-isolate or quarantine as a result of COVID-19.
Easing pressure on retirees
The Government has temporary reduced minimum superannuation drawdown requirements and reduced social security deeming rates.