Change to JobKeeper Employee Eligibility Date

For JobKeeper eligible employers, the employee eligibility date has been changed to 1 July 2020 for future JobKeeper fortnights commencing 3 August 2020. JobKeeper eligible employers should take the following steps:

  • Identify employees who were previously ineligible but may now be JobKeeper eligible based on the 1 July 2020 date. Examples include:
    • Full-time and part-time employees who were first employed between 2 March 2020 and 1 July 2020.
    • Long term casual employees who were first employed between 2 March 2019 and 1 July 2019.
    • Employees who were under 18 on 1 March 2020 and who have since turned 18 on or before 1 July 2020.
    • Other employees who now meet the other eligibility criteria as at 1 July 2020, such as citizenship requirements or independence requirements for 16 and 17 year old employees.
  • Have those identified employees complete the JobKeeper Employee Nomination Notice by no later than Monday 31 August 2020.
  • For these employees, make any required top up payments to $1,500 before tax, for the following JobKeeper fortnights by no later than Monday 31 August 2020:
    • JobKeeper Fortnight 10 (03 – 16 August 2020).
    • JobKeeper Fortnight 11 (17 – 30 August 2020).
  • For those employees that have already been paid at least $1,500 before tax in each of JobKeeper fortnights 10 and 11, no top up payment is required.
  • Include these employees in the JobKeeper monthly declaration for August, to be submitted by 14 September 2020.  Note that the monthly declaration for August will cover JobKeeper fortnights 09, 10 and 11, but the newly eligible 1 July 2020 employees can only be claimed for JobKeeper fortnights 10 and 11.

Like 1 March 2020 eligible employees, 1 July 2020 eligible employees will generate JobKeeper reimbursements of $1,500 per fortnight until JobKeeper Fortnight 13 ending 27 September 2020.

JobKeeper Employee Nomination Notices previously completed based on the 1 March 2020 eligibility date remain current. No further action is required by those employees.

Child Care Subsidy (CCS) approved services remain ineligible for JobKeeper.

Legislation to establish JobKeeper 2.0 beyond 27 September 2020 is expected to be introduced in the Parliament in the session commencing 24 August 2020. Once the legislation has been passed, CCSA will provide updates to members through eConnect/eAlert. A webinar covering JobKeeper 2.0 and the extension of the NSW Department of Education’s COVID-19 Free Preschool funding program into Term 4 will also be delivered.

More information on JobKeeper can be obtained from the ATO website.

CCSA members can go to our dedicated COVID -19 webpages to stay up-to-date with COVID-19 news and announcements, and contact the Member Support Infoline on 1800 991 602 (option 2) for further information and support.

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