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Financial Support

Covid-19 Financial Support

If you’re unable to work (earn an income) because of Covid-19 you may be eligible for one or more Government Covid-19 Support Payments:

  • Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment
  • SA Covid-19 Testing Isolation Payment
  • Medi-hotel quarantine financial hardship

To get all the details on these payments like:

  • What are they?
  • Am I eligible?
  • How to apply for them?

Go to, the South Australian Government, Covid-19-specific website.

Concessions SA Financial Help

South Australians on low or fixed incomes can get financial help with household and other expenses through the South Australia Government’s, Concessions SA service.

Want to know:

  • What is available?
  • Are you eligible?
  • How to apply?

Visit Concessions SA.

Alternatively call the Concessions SA Hotline on 1800 307 758.

Free financial counselling

Free financial counselling is also available across the State if you need help sorting out debt or getting your finances back on track.

You can speak with someone over the phone or be referred to someone closer to where you live.

Phone the National Debt Helpline on 1800 007 007
Phone the Affordable SA Helpline on 1800 025 539

Affordable SA Website

The Affordable SA website is also a great source of information, practical tips and tools to help support your household to manage affordability issues.

Easily connect with services to help with:

  • housing
  • utilities
  • transport
  • health
  • education
  • finances
  • food
  • domestic violence, and
  • justice.

The site is facilitated by The Salvation Army.

Visit Affordable SA

Page last updated : 18 Feb 2022

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