ASSISTANCE is still being offered to those who need it after bushfires ripped through areas in the South and East in January.
Tasmanian Bushfire Recovery Taskforce chairman Damian Bugg said there were up to 20 individuals or couples still living in temporary accommodation such as sheds or caravans, while others lived with friends or family or had found rental accommodation.
Mr Bugg said the aim was to continue to help people throughout the rebuilding process and ensure that individuals were coping during the winter months.
Initial assistance funds allocated from the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal, which raised up to $8 million, had finished, with the means-tested stage4 financial hardship round of up to $10,000 under way.
State social and personal recovery manager Carole Owen said every individual experience after a traumatic bushfire would be different.
"What could be common is a sense that they have survived the immediate trauma, and now they are doing the hard slog of going through the rebuilding process," Mrs Owen said.
"People have to make a lot of decisions, and that can seem overwhelming at times.
"That is why our team is working through, helping them with those decisions."
The government has given $1.3million to provide support services for residents over the next 12 months, which will see four dedicated support workers offering counselling or paperwork assistance.
Disaster recovery clinical psychologist Rob Gordon said the need for support and services six months after a traumatic event was higher than in the earlier months. "There will be a lot of people who don't have the emotional energy to keep everything at bay," Dr Gordon said.