Queenslanders in communities impacted by the unfolding flooding disaster across the state’s South East can now apply for Commonwealth financial support.
The Australian Government has now activated the Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) of $1000 per eligible adult and $400 per eligible child to support people impacted by the South East Queensland flooding event that began on 22 February.
The Disaster Recovery Payment is a one-off, non-means tested payment and is available to eligible people in those affected local government areas who have suffered a significant loss, including a severely damaged or destroyed home or serious injury. This payment is specifically related to the February 2022 floods, and different to the support offered in January 2022.
Applicants have until 27 August 2022 to apply.
Read more about eligibility and how to apply here
The Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) will also be provided into the affected local government areas in Gympie and north Burnett, with further flood affected local government areas expected to be added in coming days, as the damage becomes clear.
The DRA assists employees, small business persons and farmers who experience a loss of income as a direct result of a major disaster. You might be eligible for a maximum of 13 weeks payment from the date you have or will have a loss of income as a direct result of a disaster. The DRA is taxable.
Since 2019-20 the Federal Government has provided $17 billion in disaster relief.
Services Australia’s Disaster Assistance phone line (180 22 66) is available for those who are unable to claim online.
For more information on support available, visit servicesaustralia.gov.au/disaster
For any support in understanding the disaster recovery payment, please contact you Hall Chadwick QLD advisor.