COVID -19 Disaster Payment – Temporary visa holders

Legislative Instrument – F2021L00707 – Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (Home Affairs Measures No. 3) Regulations 2021

This Instrument establishes the legislative authority for government spending on a one-off and time-limited COVID-19 Disaster Payment. The payment is available to assist Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and temporary visa holders who have the right to work in Australia, who have had their hours of work and income significantly affected by the restrictions. Further criteria apply

This Instrument amends the requirement to apply for assistance within six months after the start of the period of the restrictions, and clarify that assistance may be provided to eligible persons during or after the period of the restrictions.

Further information can be found on the Services Australia website and as part of the COVID-19 Disaster Payment Guidelines which will be made available on the GrantConnect.

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