Riverina residents might still be eligible for COVID-19 support payments despite being out of lockdown.
However, it is critical to inform the government of any status changes.
Some Wagga residents received a message in their MyGov account about the financial support they had been eligible to access.
"Earlier this week, we advised you that due to changes in declared hotspots, your last COVID-19 disaster payment would be paid on 12 September 2021," the message read.
IN OTHER NEWS:
"Following further changes this week to declared hotspots, your COVID-19 disaster payment will now continue.
"You do not need to make a new claim, and you will be paid on 19 September."
Services Australia confirmed this was not an error, as, on Wednesday, the Chief Medical Officer extended the hotspot declaration for the whole of NSW.
This does not impact any current restrictions or rules in place imposed by NSW Health.
However, it means regional residents could still be eligible for the support even if they are not in a lockdown.
But any residents whose circumstances have changed need to inform Services Australia of this as they may no longer meet the criteria.
This could include returning to work, increases or decreases in work hours, change in relationship status and change of address.
To read more about the eligibility of the payment click here.
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