If you are a farmer, farm worker, farm supplier or farm contractor who is doing it tough due to the drought you may be eligible for a one off payment of up to $3,000. The Salvation Army is delivering assistance through the Australian Governments Drought Community Support Initiative (DCSI – Round 2).
To be eligible you need to be:
- Over the age of 18 years
- Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
- Live and / or work in the Devonport Local Government Area 7310 postcode
- Have not already received this payment from The Salvation Army or St Vincent de Paul since 21 November 2019
The maximum amount a household can receive is $3,000. If more than one eligible household members reside in the same residence, the total assistance provided to the household cannot exceed $3,000.
You can apply for the drought assistance online at www.salvationarmy.org.au/drought or by leaving a message on the 24/7 new application line on 1300 551 030.
The Salvation Army has distributed over $40million of this funding to over 14,000 drought affected households since 21 November 2019, and are distributing over $1.2million every three days.
The payment is not considered taxable income. If you had assistance in DCSI(Round 1) which concluded on 30 June 2019 you are eligible to apply for assistance for DCSI(Round 2).