If you are a business and have been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19), you may be eligible to access the JobKeeper Payment.
Before you enrol for the JobKeeper Payment, you need to complete the JobKeeper employee nomination form to:
- notify your eligible employees that you intend to participate in the scheme
- ask them if they agree to be nominated and receive payments from you as part of the scheme.
Step-by-step guide to accessing the JobKeeper Payment:
Step 2 – Check you and your employees meet the eligibility requirements.
Step 3 – Continue to pay at least $1,500 to each eligible employee per JobKeeper fortnight (the first JobKeeper fortnight is the period from 30 March to 12 April).
Step 4 – Notify your eligible employees that you are intending to claim the JobKeeper payment on their behalf and check they aren’t claiming JobKeeper payment through another employer or have nominated through another business.
Step 5 – Send the JobKeeper employee nomination notice to your nominated employees to complete and return to you by the end of April if you plan to claim JobKeeper payment for April. Keep it on file and provide a copy to Business Initiatives.
Step 6 – From 20 April 2020, you can enrol with the government for the JobKeeper payment using the Business Portal and authenticate with myGovID.You must do this by the end of April to claim JobKeeper payments for April.
Step 7 – In the online form, provide your bank details and indicate if you are claiming an entitlement based on business participation, for example if you are a sole trader or partnership.
Step 8 – Specify the estimated number of employees who will be eligible for the first JobKeeper fortnight (30 March – 12 April) and the second JobKeeper fortnight (13 April – 26 April).
If you have any queries, please contact our office and speak to one of our senior team members.