Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced increased financial support for New South Wales with the expansion of the COVID-19 Disaster Payment.
Eligible workers will receive:
- $750 per week if they lose 20 hours or more of work
- $450 per week where they have lost less than 20 hours
People already receiving welfare benefits will also be able to claim an additional $200 a week if they have lost more than eight hours of work, on top of existing benefits.
The increased payments will be made from the start of next week, commencing 2 August 2021.
These new payment levels will also apply from the start of any future lockdowns.