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Disaster Recovery Allowance

The Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) is a short-term income support payment to assist individuals who can demonstrate their income has been affected as a direct result of a disaster.

When available, DRA assists employees, small business persons and farmers who experience a loss of income as a direct result of a major disaster.

It is payable for a maximum of thirteen weeks from the date at which a customer has, or will have, a loss of income as a direct result of a disaster. DRA is taxable.

Where the Australian Government has made disaster recovery payments available, the Prime Minister or Cabinet may also decide to provide a similar payment to New Zealand Special Category visa Holders. For more information, visit the GrantConnect website.

For further information regarding DRA and eligibility requirements, please follow the link to the Department of Human Services website