Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment provides additional recovery support to limit the financial hardship for individuals who live in the most significantly affected local government areas affected by severe weather, heavy rainfall and associated flooding that impacted New South Wales in February and March 2022.

What it is
The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment can help anyone who has been significantly affected by a disaster.

It’s a lump sum payment to help those who reside in a Local Government Area (LGA) that’s been declared for a disaster.

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) is not for minor damage or inconvenience. Payment can be received in 2 parts.

Who can get it
Those who meet eligibility rules to get the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment.

To get it, you or a dependent child you’re a principal carer for must meet all of the following:

– be an Australian resident or hold an eligible visa
– meet Local Government Area (LGA) rules
– claim this payment for the NSW Floods, February 2022 for the first time.

Citizens must be 16 years or older at the time of the floods or getting a social security payment.

You or a dependent child you’re a principal carer for, must have been seriously affected by the storms and floods.

For example:

– serious injury was caused by a disaster
– being the immediate family member of an Australian citizen or resident who died or is missing
– having the flood cause major damage to your home or a major asset at your home.

For couples, both can claim this payment. Each partner will need to make separate claims.

Claiming on behalf of a person who has died, or their estate is prohibited.

How much will individuals qualify for?
The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment is a lump sum payment.

Eligible citizens will get:

• $1,000 per adult
• $400 for each child younger than 16.

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