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Worker Support Payments During Covid19

Worker Support Payments During Covid19

The Victorian Government has announced two worker support payments to provide financial relief for Victorian workers who are waiting for test results or self-isolating.

To qualify you must: 

Workers include those that are permanent, casual, part-time, fixed term, and self-employed. You don’t need to be a citizen or permanent resident to be eligible.

$300 COVID19 Test Isolation Payment

This one-off payment is available to Victorian workers who are self-isolating as they await COVID19 test results. To qualify, you must meet the conditions above, plus:

  • have been tested for coronavirus or be the guardian or carer of someone who has been tested

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$1500 COVID19 Worker Support Payment

This one-off payment is available to provide financial support to Victorian workers, parents and guardians who have tested positive to coronavirus, or are a close contact of a confirmed case, and consequently are required to self-isolate.

To be eligible, you must meet the conditions above, plus:

  • Have been instructed by the Department of Health and Human Services to self-isolate at home due to:
    • a personal coronavirus diagnosis,
    • being a close contact of a confirmed case,
    • a child aged under 16 in your care is required to quarantine for the above reasons.

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