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Everything you need to know about NSW flood financial support

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People affected by NSW floods can claim $1000 per adult and $400 per child from the NSW government.

As NSW grapples with the worst flood disaster in decades, the Federal Government is looking at ways it can help those impacted.

People affected by NSW floods can claim $1000 per adult and $400 per child from the NSW government.

Speaking on Today, Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud described the financial support package as a "first phase" of relief for victims.

Here is everything you need to know about how to apply for financial support.

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Who can apply?

Currently, the following Local Government Areas are eligible: Armidale, Bellingen, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Canterbury Bankstown, Central Coast, Cessnock, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Cumberland, Dungog Shire, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, The Hills, Hornsby, Inner West, Kempsey, Ku-ring-gai, Lake Macquarie, Liverpool, Maitland, Mid-Coast, Nambucca, Newcastle, Northern Beaches, Parramatta, Penrith, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Port Stephens, Sutherland, Tenterfield, Wollondilly.

How much can I get?

For those affected, $1000 per adult, $400 for each child younger than 16. If you're part of a couple, you can both claim this payment. But you and your partner will need to make separate claims.

Who can get it?

There are of course a variety of conditions. Among them, you must have been adversely affected by the floods or suffered significant damage to your home.

How do I claim?

You need to call 180 22 66. More information can be found on the Services Australia government website

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Source: 9News

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