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Wellington shire residents now eligible for storm recovery assistance from Federal government

Funding to provide assistance to the residents affected by the storm in their recovery process.

By news@gippsland - 2nd July 2021 - Back to News

Residents in Wellington affected by the recent floods and storms are now eligible for Federal Government assistance. Local MP Darren Chester welcomed the announcement and said eligible residents could make claims from today, Friday July 2, 2021.

Local MP Darren Chester welcomed the announcement of Wellington now being eligible for Federal Government assistance following recent storms and floods

Local MP Darren Chester welcomed the announcement of Wellington now being eligible for Federal Government assistance following recent storms and floods

Short-term income support

Mr Chester said, "The Federal Government has included an additional five local government areas, including Wellington, to be eligible for the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) and the Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA),"

"The AGDRP provides a one-off payment of $1,000 for eligible adults and $400 for eligible children who have experienced a significant loss such as a damaged home or serious injury."

"This cash boost is designed to provided support straight away and assist with any immediate costs. The DRA provides short-term income support for up to 13 weeks, for those whose income has been affected due to the storms."

Support to ensure residents

Mr Chester said this support would ensure residents could get back on their feet and continue the recovery process. "The storms and flooding we saw throughout Gippsland were unprecedented and it is important that those affected are supported in their recovery, the recovery process will take time and its important we continue to work together and come back stronger as a region."

Baw Baw, Cardinia, Mornington Peninsula and South Gippsland are also now eligible for Federal Government assistance. Eligible recipients can call 180 22 66 to make a claim. For further information including eligibility, visit storm recovery assistance.

Darren Chestester web page.


Source: http://gippsland.com/

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