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  • Monthly business declarations for JobKeeper Fortnights in March need to be completed by 14 April 2021 to receive final JobKeeper payments. The JobKeeper Payment scheme finished on 28 March 2021.

    Employee test requirements

    To work out if you are an eligible employee, you must satisfy two tests at different times:

    • either the 1 July 2020 test or the 1 March 2020 test (depending on the JobKeeper fortnight for which your employer is claiming), and
    • the JobKeeper fortnight test.

    For JobKeeper fortnights ended on or before 2 August 2020, you must satisfy the 1 March test (and other eligibility criteria) to be an eligible employee.

    For JobKeeper fortnights starting on or after 3 August 2020, you must satisfy other eligibility criteria and either:

    • have been an eligible employee for a JobKeeper fortnight ended on or before 2 August 2020 using the 1 March 2020 test, or
    • satisfy the 1 July 2020 test.

    You also need to give your employer a JobKeeper employee nomination notice.

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    1 July 2020 test

    To satisfy this test you must have met all of the following on 1 July 2020

    • You were either a    
      • non-casual employee (full-time, part-time or fixed term)
      • long-term casual employee (employed on a regular and systematic basis during the 12 month period that ended 1 July) and, at the time you provide your employee nomination notice, you were not a permanent employee of any other employer.
    • You were 18 years or older (if you were 16 or 17 you can also qualify if you were independent or not studying full-time on 1 July 2020).
    • You are an Australian resident within the meaning of section 7 of the Social Security Act 1991 or you were both  
      • a tax resident of Australia for the purposes of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936, and
      • the holder of a Subclass 444 (Special Category) visa.

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    1 March 2020 test

    To satisfy this test you must have met all of the following on 1 March 2020.

    • You were either a    
      • non-casual employee (full-time, part-time, or fixed term)
      • long-term casual employee (employed on a regular and systematic basis during the 12-month period that ended 1 March) and, at the time you provide your employee nomination notice, you were not a permanent employee of any other employer
      • you were aged 18 years or older at 1 March 2020. If you were 16 or 17 you can also qualify for fortnights before 11 May 2020 and continue to qualify after that if you are  
        • independent, or
        • not undertaking full-time study.
    • You were an Australian resident within the meaning of section 7 of the Social Security Act 1991 or you were both  
      • a tax resident of Australia for the purposes of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936, and
      • the holder of a Subclass 444 (Special Category) visa.

    If you didn't satisfy these requirements on 1 March 2020, you are not considered to be an eligible employee for fortnights ending on, or before, 2 August 2020.

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      Last modified: 26 Oct 2020QC 62133