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Covid-19 Disaster Payment

Hi fellow RMIT students!


Today I tried to apply for the Covid-19 Disater payment for people who have lost work/income due to the current Covid circumstances in Victoria. However, as I am a student and receive Austudy, I am not deemed elegible for the payment. I fnd this extremely disappointing, as I have lost work due to the curret lockdown. Regardless of my $714 fortnightly payment, I have lost almost double this amount without work. 


Anyone else in the same boat? Even thought i am a student, I still have to work to support myself!