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Who can get the covid-19 disaster payment?

To be eligible for Centrelink’s $500 COVID-19 payment you must:

  • Live, work or were present in a hotspot area that has also been placed under restricted movement/lockdown;
  • Not able to work and are therefore unable to earn any income as a result of a restricted movement/lockdown;
  • And have exhausted all appropriate paid leave entitlements.

How do I apply?

  • Create a myGov account:
  • Call Centrelink and ask for a Customer Reference Number (CRN)
    • The number is 180 22 66
  • Log on to your myGov account and link your myGov account to your Centrelink Account.
    • Apply for COVID-19 Disaster Claim by filling out the online form.

Need more help?

  • Call your organiser:
    • Ayah: 0428 598 106
    • Tom: 0466 465 444
    • Nok: 0428 866 435

For more info, visit the Services Australia website.