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  • JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme

    The JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme is an incentive for businesses to employ additional young job seekers aged 16–35 years.

    Eligible employers can access the JobMaker Hiring Credit for each eligible additional employee they hire between 7 October 2020 and 6 October 2021.

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    Key points

    Eligible employers:

    • can register with us from 6 December 2020 (see Registering for JobMaker Hiring Credit)
    • can claim payments from us in arrears from 1 February 2021 (see JobMaker Hiring Credit key dates)
    • can claim payments for eligible additional employees for up to 12 months from their employment start date
    • cannot claim JobKeeper and the JobMaker Hiring Credit payment at the same time.

    From 15 January 2021, we will write to employers who have registered for the JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme and encourage them to check they meet all eligibility criteria before they claim. This will help ensure:

    • eligible employers can make a claim from 1 February 2021
    • there are no delays in their payments being processed.

    Claiming the JobMaker Hiring Credit payment can affect an employer's eligibility for other government support payments. See Eligibility for other government support payments

    Employers that are not eligible to claim the JobMaker Hiring Credit may be able to claim other support payments from the Department of Education, Skills and EmploymentExternal Link.

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    Last modified: 27 May 2021QC 64253