New COVID Support from Federal and NSW Government
On 13 July 2021, the Federal and NSW Governments announced extra support for NSW residents impacted by the latest Sydney lockdown. Here is a summary of the support now on offer:
Federal support - Covid-19 Disaster Payment
a payment of up to $600 per week (up from the previous $500) for individuals impacted by Covid lockdowns.
The full $600 payment is for workers who have lost more than 20 hours of work per week.
JobKeeper - Easing Eligibility
More businesses and not-for-profits will be eligible for JobKeeper payment extension under a $15.6 billion change to the scheme announced on August 7.
The Government initially outlined the JobKeeper extension guidelines on July 21, but says it needs to extend its criteria after the Victoria Government implemented stricter lockdowns across the state this week.
Changes from 28 September
The new rules mean that from 28 September, businesses need to ...