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How to Apply for COVID-19 Employer Assistance and Isolation Leave

by Laura Marwick

Paying COVID-19 Subsidies in PaySauce

What’s on offer?

Full time employees (20+ hours): $585.80/week (7,029.60 total for 12 weeks)

Part time employees (-20 hours): $350/ week (4,200 total for 12 weeks)

How will this be paid?

As a lump sum to the employer’s bank account, covering all 12 weeks of payment.

Who is eligible?

How can you apply?

Before applying, employers have to sign a form declaring that they’ve taken active steps to manage the financial impact of COVID-19 (eg. talked to their bank/financial advisor).

You can apply at

What information do you need to apply?

Your reason for applying

Either revenue decline, staff self-isolation or staff sickness.

Company information

Employee information

What happens after I apply?

  1. Work and Income will check if you qualify.
  2. They might call you if they need more info about your application.
  3. If it's approved, they’ll email and text to notify you that payment has been made. They’re aiming to make payments within 5 working days of receiving an application, but this depends on volumes.
  4. If your application is declined, Work and Income will let you know.
  5. You might be audited and reviewed as part of the approval process.


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Posted on 23 March 2020

Laura Marwick
Head of Marketing

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