As the flood crisis unfolds in NSW, the government has announced that people affected by the floods can claim $1000 per adult and $400 per child from the NSW government.
Who can apply for funding?
Currently, the following Local Government Areas are eligible: Armidale, Bellingen, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Canterbury Bankstown, Central Coast, Cessnock, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Cumberland, Dungog Shire, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, The Hills, Hornsby, Inner West, Kempsey, Ku-ring-gai, Lake Macquarie, Liverpool, Maitland, Mid-Coast, Nambucca, Newcastle, Northern Beaches, Parramatta, Penrith, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Port Stephens, Sutherland, Tenterfield, Wollondilly.
How much can I get?
For those affected, $1000 per adult, $400 for each child younger than 16. If you’re part of a couple, you can both claim this payment. But you and your partner will need to make separate claims.
Who can get it?
There are of course a variety of conditions. Among them, you must have been adversely affected by the floods or suffered significant damage to your home.
How do I claim?
You need to call 180 22 66. More information can be found on the Services Australia government website