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On 21 July the government announced proposed changes to the JobKeeper program. These changes don’t affect Jobkeeper payments until after 28 September 2020.

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My son works casually in an RSL club and it is his ONLY job and has been employed for well over 12months. He chooses to not take the taxfree threshold which is all taken care of at tax time. His employer says for that reason he may not qualify for the Jobkeeper payment. Can you clarify?

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Hi @RhondaLHunt,

 

Thanks for your query!

 

The current eligibility criteria which is outlined in the employee and employer fact sheets, does not mention anything about the tax free threshold in regards to eligibility, and simply states that long-term casuals would be eligible for Job Keeper with their primary employer.

 

So if a person has a single, primary employer but does not claim the tax-free threshold, they are still eligible for Job Keeper.

 

The finer details for Job Keeper are still being worked out, but we will be keeping our newsfeed up to date to assist you.

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Hi @RhondaLHunt,

 

Thanks for your query!

 

The current eligibility criteria which is outlined in the employee and employer fact sheets, does not mention anything about the tax free threshold in regards to eligibility, and simply states that long-term casuals would be eligible for Job Keeper with their primary employer.

 

So if a person has a single, primary employer but does not claim the tax-free threshold, they are still eligible for Job Keeper.

 

The finer details for Job Keeper are still being worked out, but we will be keeping our newsfeed up to date to assist you.