Aged care nurses, personal care workers and other eligible aged care workers will only receive the aged care workforce COVID-19 retention bonus if their employer makes an application.
ANMF is encouraging eligible members to use this template letter to write to their employer asking for written confirmation that they have made an application for the bonus on their behalf.
Aged care workforce retention bonus applications opened Monday 15 June and close 2pm, Monday 20 July. Employers must make the application via the Federal Government’s GrantConnect website.
Private-for-profit, not-for profit and public sector aged care nurses and personal care workers and other aged care employees are eligible for the retention bonus.
Full-time, part-time and casual workers are all eligible. Nurses and carers employed less than four weeks before the application date are still eligible.
The two-part payment, which will be taxed, includes:
- full-time ‘direct care’ workers will receive $800 in July and September.
- in-home care workers will receive $600 per quarter in July and September.
Payment will be based on hours worked in the four weeks before the application date.