JobKeeper Changes

JobKeeper Changes

The Government has changed the JobKeeper Payment scheme.

Changes from 14 August 2020 mean:

Further changes, once legislated, will take effect from 28 September 2020. For more information on those changes, visit the Treasury website and read JobKeeper extension.

We regularly update information on this website, for a summary of changes see timeline of content updates.

Key points:

  • 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.

Disclaimer: The material and contents provided in this publication are informative in nature only. It is not intended to be advice and you should not act specifically on the basis of this information alone. If expert assistance is required, professional advice should be obtained.
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