Eligible Employees

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Eligible Employees

Eligible employees are employees who:

  • Are currently employed by the eligible employer (including those stood down or re-hired);
  • Were employed by the employer at 1 March 2020;
  • Are full-time, part-time, or long-term casuals (a casual employed on a regular and systemic basis for longer than 12 months as at 1 March 2020);
  • Are a permanent employee of the employer, or if a long-term casual employee, not a permanent employee of any other employer;
  • Are at least 16 years of age at 1 March 2020;
  • Are an Australian citizen, the holder of a permanent visa, or a Special Category (Subclass 444) Visa Holder at 1 March 2020;
  • Were a resident for Australian tax purposes on 1 March 2020; and
  • Are not in receipt of a JobKeeper Payment from another employer.

Employees receiving Parental Leave Pay from Services Australia are not eligible for the JobKeeper Payment. However, employees on parental leave from their employer will be eligible. Employees receiving workers compensation will be eligible for the JobKeeper Payment if they are working, for example on reduced hours, but will generally not be eligible if they are not working.  

If your employees receive the JobKeeper Payment, this may affect their eligibility for income support payments and they must report their change in circumstances to Services Australia online at www.my.gov.au or by telephone.