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JobKeeper paid to students

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We have already paid JK payments for 2 pay periods to two of our staff who are 16 & 17. The criteria has since changed, and they no longer qualify, as they are students living at home. Will we get reimbursed for these payments...$6000 in total?

Also, the older one has since turned 18....so does she actually still qualify, as she is 18 now?

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Hi @fishontheedge

 

Once again, thanks for getting in touch with us.

 

We now have some more information on our website about the new eligible employee requirement for employees who are less than 18 on 1 March 2020. In turn, we suggest that you check out our response in the following thread: JobKeeper : Employee eligibility

 

As you can see, the employee who turns 18 in April won't be eligible for the JobKeeper Payment for JobKeeper fortnight four onwards (from 11 May) unless they are independent or not undertaking full time study.

 

Both employees will be eligible for the first three JobKeeper fortnights (30 March to 10 May).

 

All the best.

 

Thanks, ChrisR

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Not sure about what happens now that she has turned 18.

 

But you will definitely get paid the $6000.00 

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Hi @fishontheedge

 

Thanks for reaching out to us.

 

We still don't have much information about the government's announced change to the JobKeeper Payment for full time students who are 17 and younger. What we can say is that in accordance with the JobKeeper Payment frequently asked questions fact sheet on the Treasury website, @Mike1 is correct, you will be able to claim the JobKeeper Payment for the $6,000 you have already paid.

 

This change only applies to full time students who are 17 and younger. If one of the two employees have since turned 18, the change no longer applies to them. In turn, if they meet all the eligible employee requirements, you will need to continue paying them at least $1,500 (before tax) per fortnight if you continue to claim the JobKeeper Payment from us.

 

For more information about paying your eligible employees, have a look at our website.

 

Good luck with it all.

 

Thanks, ChrisR

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Hi @fishontheedge

 

Once again, thanks for getting in touch with us.

 

We now have some more information on our website about the new eligible employee requirement for employees who are less than 18 on 1 March 2020. In turn, we suggest that you check out our response in the following thread: JobKeeper : Employee eligibility

 

As you can see, the employee who turns 18 in April won't be eligible for the JobKeeper Payment for JobKeeper fortnight four onwards (from 11 May) unless they are independent or not undertaking full time study.

 

Both employees will be eligible for the first three JobKeeper fortnights (30 March to 10 May).

 

All the best.

 

Thanks, ChrisR