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Lock-downs: What help is available?
The COVID-19 disaster payment is available to eligible workers who can’t attend work or who have lost income because of a lockdown and don’t have access to appropriate paid leave entitlements. And it only applies from the eighth day of lockdown. That is, there is nothing you can claim for the first week of a lockdown.
The payment amount depends on how many hours of work you have lost in the lockdown period (week).
The payment is available if you are not earning an income or have lost work and you: