Speak with your employer, they’ll tell you if they’re eligible to claim JobKeeper Payment. You don’t need to call or visit us. If you’re eligible, you’ll get the payment from your employer.
JobKeeper Payment is subject to legislation passing.
For this payment to be passed on to you, you must be all of the following:
- a current employee of an eligible business
- full time, part time or a casual employee who has been with their employer for at least 12 months as at 1 March 2020
- at least 16 years old
- an Australian citizen, the holder of a permanent visa, or a Special Category (Subclass 444) Visa Holder
- a resident for Australian tax purposes on 1 March 2020.
Your employer will pay you at least $1,500 a fortnight before tax if you were employed with them on 1 March 2020. This includes if your employer then stood you down or you stopped working with them and they then re-engaged you.
Only 1 eligible employer can pay you JobKeeper Payment. If you have multiple employers, you’ll need to contact your main employer.
How JobKeeper Payment affects JobSeeker Payment
You can move to JobKeeper Payment if you and your employer are eligible.
It’s ok if you’ve already applied for JobSeeker Payment. You don’t have to withdraw your claim right now.
If your employer starts paying you JobKeeper Payment, you need to report this to us as income. This income may mean you’re no longer eligible to get JobSeeker Payment or another Centrelink income support payment.
JobKeeper Payment is part of your taxable income for Child Support, Family Tax Benefit and Child Care Subsidy.
If you get the Economic Support Payment and transfer to JobKeeper Payment you won’t have to pay back the $750.
You have to report all your income if you want to claim a payment from us.
If you’re getting a Centrelink payment, you can report your income using:
Read more about information and services to help you if you’re affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).
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