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Help for Storm Victims

Wednesday, 4 November 2020 at 10:18am


The QRL South East Region wishes to urge those impacted by Saturday's storms to reach out for help, as per the recent announcement by Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk.


Emergency Hardship Assistance grants of up to $900 are available for families. Residents in Springfield, Springfield Lakes, Rosewood and Willowbank who are experiencing financial hardship as a direct result of significant damage to their homes following the hailstorm are eligible for assistance.


Grants range from $180 per person to $900 for a family of five and can be used to help with essentials such as food and clothing. Other grants such the Essential Household Contents Grant, Structural Assistance Grant and Essential Services Safety and Reconnection Grant are also available as a safety net for eligible residents who satisfy an income test, are uninsured and have experienced certain loss or damage.


People who need financial assistance in the affected suburbs can phone the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349. Alternatively, download and use the Self Recovery App or visit www.communityrecovery.qld.gov.au.


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