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Jobkeeper Sole Trader with one casual employee who is possibly ineligible

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Hi

 

I work for a sole trader as a casual employee I have two questions:

 

1. I have a permanent role with an Australian government agency but I have been on leave without pay since January 2019 (I do not receive parental payment or workers compensation or any other income) and I have been working casually for my sole trader employer since that time.  The Sole Trader's accountant says that I am an eligible employee for Jobkeeper because my permanent employer is specifically excluded from this scheme.   Am I?  

 

2. If I am ineligible because of above, does that mean my sole trader employer can not access the Jobkeeper scheme for themselves as the "eligible business entity/participant" as I am their only employee?  The sole trader meets the fall in turnover criteria and every other criteria (ABN, BAS lodged etc) and does not have any other employment. 

 

Thanks in advance

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Hi,

 

Thanks for contacting us.

 

  1. The requirements for working out if you are an eligible employee for long-term casual employees include that you are not a permanent employee of any other employer.
  2. The sole traders can apply as just an eligible business participant and say that they have 0 eligible employees.
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Hi,

 

Thanks for contacting us.

 

  1. The requirements for working out if you are an eligible employee for long-term casual employees include that you are not a permanent employee of any other employer.
  2. The sole traders can apply as just an eligible business participant and say that they have 0 eligible employees.