Support for Incolink members Metropolitan Melbourne

Posted on Jul 07, 2020

Incolink is the safety net for the construction industry. We're committed to supporting our members and their families.

As of 11:59pm Wednesday 8 July, the Metropolitan Melbourne area comprising of 31 council districts as well as the Mitchell Shire surrounding Seymour will return to stage 3 restrictions joining the 12 existing hot spot postcodes.

We'll be working with our industry partners to keep the construction industry open, keeping your job safe. Our industry has shown it can continue to operate under COVID-19 health guidelines and together, we'll again prove capable.

This will be an especially challenging 6 weeks for many. Incolink is here to support the construction industry, we've got your back.

If you or someone you know is doing it tough, please know there are supports available.

Incolink 24/7 Counselling 1300 000 129

Counselling and support is available to all members and their families any time of the day or night. Simply call 1300 000 129 to talk.

On site COVID-19 Testing

We will continue to deliver COVID-19 testing to construction sites as a main priority focusing on the areas of Metropolitan Melbourne that need it most. You can read more about our continued work along side our industry partners here.

Incolink COVID-19 Payments

If you are still employed but unable to work as a result of COVID-19, you may be eligible to access some of your Incolink funds by way of the Incolink COVID-19 Payment.

Eligible worker members receive an Incolink COVID-19 payment of $2,000 or the balance of your account (the lesser amount) if you have to self-isolate or if you are stood down. You can re-apply for this every 28-days if you continue to be eligible and funds remain in your account.

Eligibility Criteria

If you are not earning an income from your employer (including leave entitlements) because:

  • of site closures by your employer due to COVID-19; or
  • you are required by to self-isolate due to exposure to COVID-19 for any period prescribed by federal or state governments

then you can claim the Incolink COVID-19 Payment.

Your employer must also complete a declaration via EmployerLink to confirm the conditions above.

Please note: as this is not a genuine redundancy payout, Incolink is required by the ATO to withhold tax from COVID-19 payments at a rate of 32%.

Call us on 03 9639 3000 to find out if you're eligible.

Support for Apprentices

Incolink COVID-19 Payments are also now available to eligible Incolink apprentice members. Call us on 03 9639 3000 to find out if you're eligible.

Apprentices can also access our 24/7 Counselling and support any time on 1300 000 129.

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