Employees are entitled to $1500 a fortnight under the policy, of which over 400,000 businesses had registered for by Wednesday night.
About 700 Panthers workers were informed the organisation had applied for the funding following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday.
But it is unclear whether the business will have enough cashflow to pay its staff before the government reimburses companies in May.
“Panthers have applied for this through the ATO and are currently defining what this means for our business,” an email to Panthers employees read.
In total, there are suggestions some $10 million of taxpayers’ money could be injected into the NRL in a bid to help keep the competition afloat.
The benefits will be a major boost to the NRL and all 16 of its clubs, some of whom have grave fears about their survival during the pandemic.
As it stands, clubs have been guaranteed their monthly instalments of $1.2 million until June before the finances dry up at league office.
Players have been guaranteed two months pay, a quarter of which comes from their injury hardship funds, before they will be forced to source other income.
The NRL remains determined to restart play in July, resulting in the resumption of the broadcast revenue.