The JobKeeper payment supports businesses significantly affected by COVID-19 by helping with the costs of their employees’ wages, so more Australians can retain their jobs and continue to earn an income. The payment consists of a payment of $1,500 per fortnight, per eligible employee, for up to six months.
To be eligible, an employee must have been employed on 1 March 2020 and continue to be engaged by that employer. Employers must pass this payment on to their employees.
Employers can register their interest for the JobKeeper payment here: https://www.ato.gov.au/general/gen/JobKeeper-payment/
JobKeeper payment information for employers and employees, including FAQ's, can be found on the Australian Taxation Office website: https://www.ato.gov.au/general/gen/JobKeeper-payment/
The JobKeeper payment is open to full-time, part-time and long-term casuals (employed on a regular basis for at least the previous twelve months) and stood down employees. Employees who are re-engaged by a business that was their employer on 1 March 2020 will also be eligible.
Self-employed individuals are eligible to receive the JobKeeper payment where they have suffered a 30% decline in turnover relative to a comparable prior period (of at least a month).
Employers are eligible for the JobKeeper payment if:
For more information about the JobKeeper payment please visit: https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/jobkeeper