Needing Support in Natural Disaster?

Needing Support in Natural Disaster?

Natural Disaster Support

Following the severe flooding in South East Queensland, there are support systems in place to help alleviate any hardship tenants may be experiencing.
Please click on the following links the REIQ (Real Estate Institute of Queensland) has provided to find assistance-

Residential Tenancy Authority Support-

All information and natural disaster fast facts for tenants is provided below.

Australian Government Disaster Payment-

Tenants may be eligible for the Australian Government Disaster Payment, where affected individuals can claim $1000 per adult and $400 per child.

Australian Government Disaster Recovery allowance-

This is a short-term payment to help people if a disaster directly affects their income, available for a maximum of 13 weeks.

Joint Queensland/Commonwealth Emergency Hardship Assistance grants-

Emergency Hardship Assistance grants help cover the costs of essential items, such as food, medication and clothing. Grants of up to $180 are available per person and $900 for a family of five or more.

Joint QLD/Commonwealth Essential household contents grant-

Tenants may be eligible for financial assistance to provide a contribution towards replacing or repairing essential household contents, such as beds, linen and whitegoods, that have been lost or damaged in a disaster.

Grants of up to $1,765 for single adults and up to $5,300 for couples/families are available in the LGAs of Brisbane, Logan, Noosa Ipswich, Somerset, Moreton Bay, Lockyer Valley, Gympie and the Dallarnil locality in North Burnett.

 

Community Recovery Hotline 1800 173 349 
https://www.qld.gov.au/community/disasters-emergencies/disasters/money-finance/types-grants/essential-household-contents?utm_campaign=Floods+Disaster+Federal+support+Solus+eDM+1+Mar+2022&utm_medium=email&utm_source=autopilot

Tenants needing temporary accommodation

Tenants who need accommodation support should call 13 74 68 or go to the Queensland Government housing website.

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