The Federal Government has confirmed workers affected by the COVID-19 lockdown in NSW will receive extra cash in their pockets from next week.
Speaking from Canberra, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the country’s disaster payments have been given another boost in a bid to help those struggling through the pandemic.
It comes following confirmation today that the Greater Sydney lockdown will be extended for another month, until at least August 28.
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As a result, those who have lost more than 20 hours of work due to the lockdown will now have their payments increased from $600 to $750, which is the same level of support as JobKeeper when it was initially introduced.
While the payment for workers who have lost less than 20 hours will go up from
To date, 812,372 disaster payments have been handed out to 463,558 people affected by lockdowns in NSW.
When asked why the Federal Government did not just bring back JobKeeper support, the Prime Minister said “b