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JobKeeper Payment

The $130 billion JobKeeper payment scheme – supporting businesses significantly affected by the pandemic to keep staff employed – has now been passed as legislation.

Where an employer is ‘eligible’, they will receive a JobKeeper payment from the government to enable them to pay their eligible employees a salary or wage of at least $1,500 (before tax) per fortnight.

What do you need to do?

There are three elements that are critical for being able to access the JobKeeper program:







Eligibility – for the (a) employer and (b) employees



You can “Enrol” for the Jobkeeper Program from 20 April 2020

Please note – the “registration of interest” that you may have done on the ATO website IS NOT ENROLMENT – you MUST also enrol


Application for payment

Applications for JobKeeper payments commence from 4 May 2020. Reimbursements will be paid monthly, in arrears, to eligible employers for payments made in previous month.

This phase will continue monthly until September / October 2020

If you fit the criteria of ‘eligible employer’ and have ‘eligible employees’, then you can choose to participate in the JobKeeper scheme. You will need to:

  • Enrol for the JobKeeper payment after 20 April 2020, but before 30 April
  • Pay eligible employees at least the minimum $1,500 (before tax) per fortnight for period starting 30 March 2020, or from when you become eligible (and therefore start claiming)
  • Apply for JobKeeper payments (from 4 May 2020), identifying eligible employees – ensuring you have gone through nominating process (see link)

HFB is here to help you – to access the JobKeeper Payment Scheme.

Please ensure you register you intention to engage HFB in this process – so we can ensure a complete and efficient delivery of service.