JobKeeper receives an extension

On Friday 7 August 2020, further changes were announced to adjust the reference date for determining employee eligibility and make it easier for organisations to qualify for the JobKeeper Payment extension.

From 28 September 2020, businesses and not-for-profits seeking to claim JobKeeper Payment will be required to re-assess their eligibility for the JobKeeper extension with reference to their actual turnover in the September quarter 2020. Businesses and not-for-profits will need to demonstrate that they have met the relevant decline in turnover test in this quarter to be eligible for JobKeeper from 28 September 2020 to 3 January 2021.

The changes will also now allow workers employed on 1 July 2020 to be covered under the scheme, rather than the previous employment commencement date of 1 March 2020.