The JobKeeper payment, which was originally due on 27 September 2020, will now continue to be available for eligible businesses until 28 March 2021, but with two-tier payment structure and stricter test for eligibility.
From 29 Mar 2020
stage 1 - From 28 Sep 2020
stage 2 - From 04 Jan 2021
Employers have to provide that:
• You employed at least 1 eligible employee on 1 March 2020 (this doesn't mean that you are disallowed if you don't employ anyone. The sentence here relates to if you ran a business as at December 2019 and employed casuals. Hence, there is no eligible employee)
• Are not ineligible employer listed in the link here (e.g. cannot be bankrupt, in liquidation, Government agency, locan government, imposed with a Major Bank Levy)
• The business, not-for-profit entities (charities), and non-employing business have to face a decline in turnover of:
Employers whom want to enrol themselves (the business owner) can view the conditions here.
Non-employing businesses (has no employees) whom are claiming JobKeeper for themselves (the business owner), have to further prove that:
Same conditions/requirements as before,
with the modification of:
and addition of:
• Actual turnover for the month Mar 2020
• Estimated turnover for the month Apr 2020
• Estimated turnover for Jun qtr 2020
|Compare ACTUAL turnover in all of the following quarter (instead of month):|
1. ≥ 18 years;
2. full-time, part-time or fixed term employee since
1 March 2020;
long-term casual employee, which is:
|the variation to:|
1. ≥18 years of age on 1 July 2020
2. full/part time, or long-term casual employee of ≥12 months on 1 July 2020.
3. Work hour conditions - see below
Work hour conditions
In JobKeeper 1.0
there were no work hour conditions.
Maximum of $1,500 per fortnight for each eligible employees and/or business participants.
aka max $1,500 per fortnight p.ep (per eligible persons)
|Employees and business participants receiving JobKeeper will be classified into 2 groups. The group you are assigned to will determine how much JobKeeper you will receive.|
* The 20-hour work test refers to the month of February 2020 (with some Commissioner discretion).