Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment

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Support is now available for employees who need to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19.

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is a lump sum payment to help you during the time you can’t work and earn income because you have to:

  • self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19
  • you’re caring for someone who has to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19.

If your claim is for a self-isolation or quarantine period that begins on or after 9 December 2021

  • If the employee is eligible, they may receive $750 for each 7 day period required to self-isolate or quarantine, or are caring for someone who has COVID-19.
  • The employee must make a new claim for each 7 day period.

The Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is taxable income. This means the employee will need to include it in their Income Tax Return.

The amount payable may be affected if the employee is receiving other income such as family assistance or child support.

The reasons for self-isolation or quarantine may evolve and must be as specified by the Australian Government and are available to review in full here.

Please read the full eligibility and how employees can claim the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment here.

For any assistance please contact your Hall Chadwick QLD Advisor.

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