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Division 2: Accommodation and meals

14A.1.7 Accommodation on return to Australia

  1. This section applies to a person who has received an evacuation flight under section 14A.1.4 for 28 days from the day they return to Australia.

  2. Subject to subsections 2A and 3, a person is eligible for reasonable commercial accommodation with cooking facilities.

2A.    Subsection 2 does not apply on a day that all the following apply.

  1. They are required to isolate.

  2. The accommodation in which the person is required to isolate is provided by the State or Territory.

  1. If the person is one part of one of the following combinations of persons in the same family group, the accommodation provided under subsection 1 must be shared by the persons if it is reasonable to do so.

    1. A member and dependant.

    2. More than one dependant of a member.

  2. Despite subsection 1, a person who was eligible for accommodation before 9 April 2020 continues to be eligible for accommodation until one of the following.

    1. If the person was evacuated before 27 March 2020, the 28th day after they arrived in Australia.

    2. If the person was evacuated from China between 29 January 2020 and 10 February 2020, 2 May 2020.

14A.1.8 Self-isolation – meal supplement allowance

  1. This section applies to a person who is eligible for accommodation under section 14A.1.7.

  2. Note: A person is not eligible for meal supplement allowance while they are in accommodation, in which the person is required to isolate, provided by the State or Territory.

  3. Subject to subsection 3, a person is eligible for meal supplement allowance for one of the following.

    1. Each day of the isolation period.

    2. If the person was evacuated before 27 March 2020, each day from the day they arrived in Australia until 28 days after they arrived in Australia.

    3. If the person was evacuated from China between 29 January 2020 and 10 February 2020, 2 May 2020.

  4. Meal supplement allowance is not payable for a day on which a person receives 3 or more meals without a fee being charged to the person.

  5. The rate of meal supplement allowance is one of the following.

    1. If the person is 13 years old or older — $42.50 per day.

    2. If the person is younger than 13 years old — $21.25 per day.



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