What Federal Government funding is available?

1. JobKeeper Payment

Under the JobKeeper Payment, businesses impacted by the coronavirus will be able to access a subsidy from the Government to continue paying their employees. Affected employers will be able to claim a fortnightly payment of $1,500 per eligible employee from 30 March 2020, for a maximum period of 6 months. https://www.business.gov.au/risk-management/emergency-management/coronavirus-information-and-support-for-business/jobkeeper-payment

2. Job seekers

For any staff that may be looking for work or doing approved studies, the Job Seeker Payment can assist with individuals who are:

  • between 22 and Age Pension age
  • have an income that is under the test limits
  • meet residence rules.

To find out the full conditions visit https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/job-seekers

Last updated: 03 April 2020

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