Following on from the announcement of the Construction Industry closure, from Tuesday 21 September 2021, we are writing to advise on how you can apply for the COVID-19 Disaster Relief payment.
COVID-9 Disaster Relief Payment Link: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/covid-19-disaster-payment-victoria
Please note you will need to have a MyGov account to apply for the COVID-19 Disaster Relief payment.
How to create a MyGov account: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/covid-19-disaster-payment-victoria-if-you-dont-get-centrelink-or-dva-payment/how-claim/setting-online-accounts
The claims process opens up on Friday’s for the week you are claiming. E.g. for the week commencing Friday 17 September 2021 to Thursday 23 September 2021, the application will open on Friday 24 September 2021.
We have attached a step-by-step guide on applying for the payment along with the link below from Services Australia.
|Relevant period||Claims open||Claims close|
|17 September to 23 September 2021||24 September 2021||14 October 2021|
|24 September to 30 September 2021||TBA||TBA|
Note: once you’ve claimed for a relevant period, you won’t need to claim again unless either of the below applies
- You have a change in circumstances (e.g. the hours you claim change such as you return to your ordinary total hours), or
- There is a break between lockdowns
Lastly, the website advises you’ll get an automatic payment into your account within 7 days of the date the claim opens, and they ask not to call and check on the payment unless it’s been longer than 7 days.
Should you require any help with creating a MyGov account or applying for the first claim, please don’t hesitate to contact the office, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Instructions for the COVID 19 Disaster Relief Payment
For a step-by-step guide on claiming the COVID 19 Disaster Relief Payment click here: https://bit.ly/3lLOyb8