Eligibility criteria for Flood Financial Assistance
You must meet eligibility rules to get the Flood Recovery Financial Assistance:
To receive this payment you must be:
- A primary producer
- Registered as a farmer with Rural Aid
- Have a current ABN
- Be in a flood declared area with an event date from March 2021
- You haven’t already received this Flood Recovery Financial Assistance (only one lot of assistance is available per ABN/household).
To determine if your area is flood declared, Rural Aid will be referring to the below websites in each state..
NSW:Declared natural disasters (nsw.gov.au)
- You also must have been adversely affected by the flood. For example:
- the flood significantly damaged your property, assets, or person.
Examples of significant damage to your property can include:
- it’s been destroyed or must be demolished>
- it’s been declared structurally unsound
- the flood has caused major damage to the interior
- the flood has exposed the interior to the elements
- sewage has contaminated the interior
- the flood has significantly damaged a major asset, or assets you own at your property.
For this payment:
- Your property is defined as your recognised place of primary production. It doesn’t include holiday homes or investment properties.
- A major asset is an asset or assets with a combined market value of $20,000 or more. For example, this can include buildings, vehicles or large scale machinery.
You can’t claim on behalf of a person who has died, or their estate.