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So many people who are unable to work under the current health orders are ineligible for the financial support. How can they stay home and not work if that means not being able to pay rent or put food on the table? We the undersigned ask that you urgently extend the eligibility requirements to ensure everyone is able to access support if they need it.
Extend COVID Supports Now
We know that there are some people who have fallen through the cracks of the COVID lockdown support package.
We hold serious concerns for significant numbers of people who will not receive support in this package, including any current recipient of an income support payment such as JobSeeker, Austudy or the Disability Support Payment, as well as people who are in precarious work or housing, and workers who are under 18.
We have written to the Premier and Treasurer urging them to extend supports to everyone who needs them - will you sign on in support?
The Greens are committed to ensuring no one in NSW is forced to choose whether to risk breaking the health restrictions or being able to pay rent or put food on their table. By excluding people from this support package, this is exactly what people will be forced to do if the NSW Liberal/National Government does not act.
If you are one of the many people falling through the cracks, you can tell us your story here.
Our COVID pandemic support directory also has a list of contacts where you can find assistance for specific issues.