The whole team at Jennings Financial Services hope that you and your families are staying safe and healthy during the difficult times with the COVID-19 Lockdown & Pandemic.
We are always here to help and discuss any possible financial difficulties or stresses you are experiencing, however if you would like to seek additional information or help, we have listed some of the payments available below and websites to gather further information.
COVID-19 disaster payment
The payment helps workers who are unable to earn money due to a COVID-19 lockdown or hotspot.
Available to eligible people in a Commonwealth-declared COVID-19 hotspot.
Pandemic leave disaster payment
You may be eligible for financial support if you can’t earn money because NSW Health has directed you to self-isolate or quarantine for 14 days or you are caring for someone who has COVID-19.
Test and isolate payment
A one-off payment of $320 to help meet the cost of wages lost whilst self-isolating at home waiting for COVID-19 test results. The payment is available to NSW workers in eligible local government areas of Greater Sydney who do not have sick, carer’s or pandemic leave.
Extreme hardship payment
An emergency payment of $400 for people living in Greater Sydney, experiencing financial hardship who cannot access ongoing Commonwealth income support, have zero or limited income, savings or community support and are temporary or provisional visa holders, or undocumented migrants.
There is information here https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/financial-support on different types of financial support available
Check your eligibility – https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/covid-19-disaster-payment-new-south-wales
There are plenty on mental health services available if you are struggling during this time, some of which are listed here https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/health-and-wellbeing/your-mental-wellbeing
We hope that we can see all our clients again in person soon, and please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any queries regarding your accounts.