Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Rules 2020

PART 2 - JOBKEEPER PAYMENT  

Division 4 - Payment  

SECTION 14   PAYMENT OF JOBKEEPER PAYMENT  

14(1)  


If the Commissioner is satisfied that an entity is entitled under section 6 , 11 or 12A to a jobkeeper payment for a fortnight, the Commissioner must pay the entity that jobkeeper payment in accordance with this Division and the Act.

14(2)  
The Commissioner may, for the purposes of determining whether the Commissioner is satisfied under subsection (1) in relation to an entity, accept, either in whole or in part, a statement in the approved form lodged with the Commissioner by the entity under this Part. Transitional rule for first 2 jobkeeper fortnights

14(3)  
The Commissioner may pay an entity a jobkeeper payment for a fortnight in accordance with this Division and the Act without being satisfied that the entity is entitled under section 6 or section 11 to the jobkeeper payment if:

(a)  the fortnight is the first or second jobkeeper fortnight; and

(b)  the entity has notified the Commissioner in the approved form that the entity elects to participate in the jobkeeper scheme (as referred to in paragraph 6(1)(e) or 11(1)(e) ); and

(c)  the Commissioner is satisfied, on the basis of information provided in the approved form, that it is reasonable in the circumstances to pay the jobkeeper payment. Overpayment

14(4)  


To avoid doubt, the fact that the Commissioner pays an entity a jobkeeper payment under this section does not mean the entity is entitled under section 6 , 11 or 12A to the jobkeeper payment.
Note:

If the entity was in fact not entitled to a jobkeeper payment paid under this section, the provisions about overpayments would apply: see sections 9 , 10 and 11 of the Act.




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