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We at Seropeco Australia Independent Building Supplies Pty Ltd feel we need to do something to help those that have suffered from these disasters and have decided to supply CSR Gyprock Plasterboard & Cemintel Fibre Cement Sheets to people in the disaster areas that did not have insurance or have had their claims denied by their insurance company at our invoice cost. To help those that are having trouble finding what relief is available we have compiled a brief summary of what Non Assets & Income Test assistance is available. You can also find information from the Queensland Government's Website.
Non Assets & Income Test assistance available seems to be
(See below for what other assistance is available)
Financial assistance quick guide
Financial assistance fact sheet
The Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal has been extended to cover residents in Cyclone Yasi declared areas but applications for funding are not yet open. A first round of funding will be made available as soon as possible.
For more information visit Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal or phone 180 22 66.
Emergent Assistance Grant (not income and assets tested)
Assistance for immediate, unexpected needs such as temporary accommodation, food, essential clothing and medication. If you are eligible, you will receive:
For more information call 1800 173 349 or to apply visit your nearest Community Recovery Centre.
Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (not income and assets tested)
If you are eligible, you will receive:
For more information call 180 22 66 or visit the Centrelink website.
Essential Household Contents Grant (income and assets tested)
Assistance to replace household contents that have been lost or damaged. If you are eligible, you may receive:
If you are eligible, departmental officers will visit your home, to assess the damage and to complete an application form with you.
For more information call 1800 173 349 or download the Essential Household Contents Grant fact sheet. To apply visit your nearest Community Recovery Centre.
Structural Assistance Grant (income and assets tested)
A contribution towards repair of the residence to make it secure and safe to live in. The home must be owned by the applicant and their sole place of residence at the time of the disaster. If you are eligible, you may receive:
*Any amounts you receive under Emergent Assistance and Essential Household Contents Grants will affect the amount you can get for the Structural Assistance Grant.
If you are eligible, departmental officers will visit your home to assess the damage and to complete an application form with you.
Essential Services Safety and Reconnection Grant (income and assets tested)
Provides home owners who are unable to claim insurance or are uninsured with a refund for the cost of safely reconnecting electricity, gas, water, sewage services and septic systems damaged by the disaster. If you are eligible, you may receive:
Safety inspection payments will be refunded to the home owner. Reinstatement costs will be paid directly to the repairer by the Department of Communities.
If you have already claimed or been assessed for an Essential Household Contents Grant or Structural Assistance Grant simply send receipts or invoices for inspections, repairs and materials to Grants Processing, Community Recovery, GPO Box 806 Brisbane 4001.
Income and assets test
Income and assets tests apply to:
Assets test (what you own)
Your house (primary residence), your household contents and one motor vehicle are not included in these asset amounts.
Income test (how much you earn)
*Reduced grants may be available if you earn up to $40 per week more than these amounts.
Applications will be assessed on a case by case basis. You'll need to discuss your eligibility for these grants with officers from the department.
For more information call 1800 173 349 or visit your nearest Community Recovery Centre.
If you're experiencing difficulties with your home loan repayments as a result of recent Queensland natural disasters, you may be eligible for short-term assistance through a Mortgage Relief Loan.
For more information call 07 3224 7202 or download Mortgage Relief Loan fact sheets.
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