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Impact of Job Keeper Payment on Workers Compensation Payments

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Hello,

I am seeking to confirm whether the following employee would be eligible for the Job Keeper Payment.

The worker is currently on a workers compensation claim. They are not fully incapacitated - they are working light duties (about 20 hours a week).

The organisation is paying ordinary wages on the light duties ($1000 a fortnight) and then topping up the employee's pay with workers comp insurance ($1,000 a fortnight) so they are paid the correct total weekly amount required on the workers compensation claim ($2,000 per fortnight).

Would the organisation be able to claim the Job Keeper payment of $1,500 gross a fortnight and then have the insurance company top up $500 so the employee continues to be paid the correct amount of $2,000 a fortnight required on the workers compensation claim? This would result in the organisation claiming a lower reimbursement from the insurer. 

Is this situation an eligible one?

Thank you so much for your help.

 

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Hi @everran 

Thanks for reaching out, and we do understand there are many different situations and it can get a little confusing.

As @Biggiesmalls  advised the eligibility guidelines state that the eligible employee was not in receipt of a payment in accordance with Australian worker compensation law for an individual's total incapacity for work. As they are not totally incapacitated for work they would meet this guideline.

You may be best to check with the regulator in your State for additional guidance about workers compensation.

Good luck with everything, SueO

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I see nothing wrong with this approach as they are still working light duties and i think the insurance company would be pleasantly suprised Smiley Happy

 

were not in receipt of any of these payments during the JobKeeper fortnight  

  • government parental leave or Dad and partner pay under the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
  • a payment in accordance with Australian worker compensation law for an individual's total incapacity for work.

https://www.ato.gov.au/General/JobKeeper-Payment/Employees/Eligible-employees/

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Hi @everran 

Thanks for reaching out, and we do understand there are many different situations and it can get a little confusing.

As @Biggiesmalls  advised the eligibility guidelines state that the eligible employee was not in receipt of a payment in accordance with Australian worker compensation law for an individual's total incapacity for work. As they are not totally incapacitated for work they would meet this guideline.

You may be best to check with the regulator in your State for additional guidance about workers compensation.

Good luck with everything, SueO