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  • JobKeeper rule changes for child care providers

    From 20 July 2020, employees who work for a child care subsidy (CCS) approved provider are no longer eligible for JobKeeper payments.

    What you need to do

    Identify your employees who are no longer eligible for JobKeeper payments by assessing if their duties relate principally to the delivery of a CCS approved service. These duties could include:

    • educators
    • centre directors and managers
    • administration staff
    • cooks
    • cleaners
    • gardeners
    • research or advocacy staff.

    You cannot claim JobKeeper for your employees who are no longer eligible, and you will not be reimbursed for payments made to employees after JobKeeper Fortnight 8 (6 July 2020 to 19 July 2020).

    If your organisation is running mixed services

    If you run other activities in addition to a CCS approved provider, such as Kindergartens, you may have employees that remain eligible for JobKeeper payments. An employee with mixed duties will only be eligible if their principal duties are not CCS related.

    If you have employees who undertake child care related activities that are minor or secondary to their main responsibility, they may still be eligible for JobKeeper payments.

    Next steps:

    • To find out how to stop receiving JobKeeper payments for your ineligible employees, visit our JobKeeper guides.
    • For information about mixed businesses, visit eligible employees.

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    Last modified: 27 Jul 2020QC 63283