The Prime Minister has removed the $10,000 liquid asset test from the COVID-19 Disaster payment

Did you know before Thursday last week, eligible applicants for the COVID disaster payment were subjected to a liquid asset means test to prove they had less than $10,000 worth of liquid assets, like shares & savings?

Now the Prime Minister said the liquid asset test applied to payments of $325 or $500 would be lifted for those who apply for the payment as a result of having missed work in NSW, and residents of other states, should any lockdowns persist.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has asked the state for the Job Keeper to be reinstated on Thursday, ongoing discussions and options are on the table.

‘In addition to the asset test changes, the Morrison government suspended mutual obligation requirements for Greater Sydney residents receiving welfare payments, like JobSeeker’
‘The announcements from both Premier Berejiklian and Prime Minister Morrison come less than 24 hours after Treasurer Josh Frydenberg knocked back the state’s request for a return of JobKeeper’
It will be interesting to see what happens.

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