New coronavirus lockdown payments unveiled

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FEDERAL LOCKDOWN ASSISTANCE

* People who work more than 20 hours a week will be eligible for $500

* Those working less than 20 hours will be able to access $325

* Calculated based on the week before the lockdown

* Available in areas which are designated as coronavirus hotspots locked down for more than seven days

ELIGIBILITY

* State health restrictions must be the reason for people not attending work

* Annual leave will not have to be used but the person must not have special pandemic leave or sick leave available

* Must have less than $10,000 in liquid assets

* Must be an Australian resident or have a working visa

* Available to workers aged 17 and above

* People receiving government payments including JobSeeker will be ineligible

* Retrospective checks may be enforced to ensure people comply

(Source: Prime Minister Scott Morrison)

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