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Last days for storm funding

May 19th, 2022Last days for storm funding

Macedon Ranges Shire residents affected by the June 2021 storms have until 31 May 2022 to lodge a claim for Disaster Recovery Allowance, and/or an Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP).

Macedon Ranges Shire residents affected by the June 2021 storms have until 31 May 2022 to lodge a claim for Disaster Recovery Allowance, and/or an Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP).
The Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) provides income support payments to employees, primary producers and sole traders who can demonstrate they have experienced a loss of income as a direct result of the storms and floods.
DRA provides fortnightly payments for up to 13 weeks up to the applicable rate of JobSeeker Payment or Youth Allowance, depending on the person’s circumstances.
DRA is available to Australian residents who are 16 years and older.
DRA is not available to those already receiving another income support payment or pension such as the Age Pension, JobSeeker Payment or Service Pension.
The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) provides one-off financial assistance to eligible Australians adversely affected by the storms and floods.
The rate of AGDRP is $1000 per eligible adult and $400 per eligible child.
AGDRP is available for people who have been seriously injured, have lost their homes or whose homes have been directly damaged, whose major assets have been directly damaged or are the immediate family members of a person who has died as a direct result of the storms and floods.
For eligibility information, visit the Services Australia website, www.servicesaustralia.gov.au or contact the Australian Government Information Hotline on 180 22 66 for claims for assistance.
For more information about what support and assistance is available for residents of the Macedon Ranges go to mrsc.vic.gov.au/storm-recovery



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