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Jobkeeper & age pensioner

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Can a long term casual employee who receives an age pension be eligible for Jobkeeper ? And if so can they refuse to receive Jobkeeper from their employer ?

 

Is an employee receiving sick leave due an operation and obviously not fit for duties be eligible for Jobkeeper or only after they are fit to return to work ?

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Hi @J63

 

Welcome to ATO community.

 

Before your employer enrols to receive JobKeeper, they need to notify each eligible employee that they intend to nominate under the scheme. If you agree, you need to complete a JobKeeper employee nomination notice and return it to your employer.

 

Here is some more  information  you may find helpful

 

Thanks JoA

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Hi @J63

 

Welcome to ATO community.

 

Before your employer enrols to receive JobKeeper, they need to notify each eligible employee that they intend to nominate under the scheme. If you agree, you need to complete a JobKeeper employee nomination notice and return it to your employer.

 

Here is some more  information  you may find helpful

 

Thanks JoA

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You didn't answer the first question: Can a long term casual employee who receives an age pension be eligible for Jobkeeper?

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Hi @SamP,

 

Thank you for your reply. For an individual to receive JobKeeper the Employer would need to be eligible in the first instance. They would then need to receive Nomination notices from ALL the eligible employees. If an individual does not wish to participate in the scheme they do not have to. They would not complete a Nomination notice either. This is voluntary.

 

Hope this helps.

 

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Jodie2.

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No, it does not help actually as you are still not answering the question.

 

The individual IS eligible to receive the Jobkeeper payment and they receive the Age Pension.

 

You have not helped. I instead found this information regarding the Disability Support Pension (DSP) paid from Centrelink, which I would think would be applicable to the Age Pension too:

 

You can get both DSP and Job Keeper, but if you earn too much with Job Keeper, your DSP will “Pause” during that time (until end of Sept 2020) BUT you get to keep your Health Care Card, cheaper prescriptions etc, and you’ll go back to your regular DSP amount after the Job Keeper payment ends – but you HAVE TO let Services Australia (used to be Centrelink) know. Job Keeper is taxable.

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Hi @SamP,

 

Thank you for your reply, apologies for the confusion. An individual is required to advise Centrelink - Services Australia of their income. JobKeeper payments are regarded as employment income and therefore assessable and reportable.

 

You asked if the employee could say No to receiving JobKeeper which I advised they can decline. The employer should not enrol them unless the employee completes the Nomination notice. 

 

JobKeeper is not compulsory for the Employer to enrol or for the employee to receive it.

 

Regards,

Jodie2.