Announcement: The government has extended the JobKeeper Payment scheme.
Changes from 14 August 2020 mean:
- eligible employers will receive the JobKeeper payment for each eligible employee that was employed by them as at 1 July 2020
- more employees can qualify – see eligible employees
- a payment extension to 31 August – see JobKeeper key dates
- new information is available on long-term casual employees.
Further changes, once legislated, will take effect from 28 September 2020. For more information on those changes, visit the Treasury website and read JobKeeper extensionExternal Link.
The ATO regularly update information on their website, for a summary of changes see timeline of content updates.
- From 3 August, the eligible employee test has been extended to include individuals who were employed on 1 July 2020 and are not currently nominated for JobKeeper by another entity, see Eligible employees.
- For the fortnights commencing on 3 and 17 August 2020 only, we are allowing employers until 31 August 2020 to meet the wage condition for all new eligible employees included in the JobKeeper scheme under the 1 July eligibility test.
- On 21 July, the government announced proposed changes to JobKeeper including an extension through to 28 March 2021. These changes do not impact JobKeeper payments until after 28 September 2020.
- You can enrol for the JobKeeper Payment until the program closes if your circumstances have changed, for example, Victorian businesses closed due to restrictions. Check if you are eligible at Enrol for JobKeeper.
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The ATO regularly update information on their website, for a summary of changes see JobKeeper timeline of content updates.