Australian Government – Disability Worker COVID-19 Leave Grant

Status: Ongoing

Region: Australia wide


The Australian Government is inviting applications via a demand driven process, to apply for reimbursement of the payment of leave, up to a defined cap per eligible employee. NDIS providers registered or not, including individual providers of disability support (sole traders), who provide the following classes of support to participants are able to apply:

  • high intensity daily personal activities, involving the delivery of health related supports
  • community nursing care
  • daily personal activities and
  • assistance with Daily Life Tasks in a Group or Shared Living Arrangement.

This funding will ensure permanently employed and casual disability workers who have insufficient sick leave continue to have access to income where they have not attended work due to being COVID-19 positive (and are unable to work from home) and have been able to demonstrate they have lost income as a result.The employee will be required to complete the eligibility declaration and provide it to the employer, for the department to reimburse the employer up to a defined limit per worker every 3 months.Applications are now open and close 9:00 pm AEDT on Tuesday, 30 January 2024.

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