In the face of South Australia’s current COVID-19 lockdown (July 2021) the Government of South Australia has announced funding support through the COVID-19 Disaster Payment scheme for Individuals.

As part of the scheme, the Government of South Australia will provide fully-funded income support payments of up to $600 per week for eligible^ workers in regional SA, who live or work outside of the Commonwealth-declared ‘Hotspot’ local government areas identified as Adelaide metro, Hills and Gawler areas (and, therefore, not entitled to the Federal Government’s $375 or $600 per week support payments).

The Commonwealth’s COVID-19 Disaster Payment scheme provides $375 per week for those workers who have lost between eight and less than 20 hours’ work or have lost a full day of work, and $600 per week if a person has lost over 20 hours’ work. The payments will be paid in arrears for the lockdown and anyone affected can apply through myGOV from Wednesday, 28 July.

More information, including how to claim the Commonwealth COVID-19 Disaster Payment (including the matching income support payment for eligible SA individuals outside the Commonwealth declared hotspots) will be available on the Services Australia website soon.