ASCA COVID-19 Stimulus Package Update 30.03.2020 – Jobkeeper and Jobseeker

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Australian Government Whatsapp Link

Australian Government COVID-19 Health Application – Apple Google

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.

Businesses employing people that experienced a 30 per cent fall in revenue since 1 March, 2020.

New Zealanders working for Australian business on 444 visas will be eligible employees under the scheme.

Please remember this payment will be for employees stood down or RE-HIRED


Jobkeeper registration (Employers) Link

Individuals Unemployed due to COVID-19

Partner income assessment raised to almost $80,000 per annum before a Jobseeker is deemed ineligible for the payment.

Jobseeker payment doubled to $1000 a fortnight.

Jobseeker registration (Employees) Link