Federal Government Payment Scheme Expanded
The Federal Government's has expanded the national COVID-19 Disaster Payment scheme for workers in every state and territory who lose hours due to a state government lockdown or public health order. Eligible workers will now receive $750 per week if they lose 20 hours or more of work while those that lose between 8 and less than 20 hours, or a full day of work, will receive a payment of $450 per week. "The new national payment rate will commence for payments processed week commencing 2 August and will be automatically updated for those already in the Services Australia system."
The NSW, Vic and SA governments have been releasing a raft of grants to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19. Click here to see a quick fact sheet on how it all works.