Changes to COVID-19 Disaster Payment

COVID-19 Disaster Payment was introduced in June 2021 as a temporary payment for people who lost work due to a COVID-19 state public health order. The recurring weekly payment supports people who are impacted by extended periods of lockdown, hotspots and movement restrictions. It is also available to people who supplement their income support payments by working.

Melbourne man charged with fraudulently claiming more than $18 thousand in welfare payments

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

This is a joint release between the Australian Federal Police and Services Australia.

A 34-year-old Melbourne man accused of fraudulently accessing Commonwealth welfare payments and other Federal Government grants appeared before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court yesterday (30 November 2020) on 6 fraud-related offences.