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Travelling overseas while on jobkeeper

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Hi, I'm an eligible employee receiving jobkeeper payment from my employer whose business has been  closed due to COVID restrictions. I've been given exemption to travel out of Australia for 6mths. Can I still receive my jobkeeper payments while away? 

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Hi @Jozeitz 

 

Thanks for reaching out to ATO Community regarding the Jobkeeper payment.

You can still receive the payment provided you maintain your employment status and you meet the JobKeeper Payment eligibility criteria.

 

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SarahB1

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Former Community Support

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Hi @Jozeitz 

 

Thanks for reaching out to ATO Community regarding the Jobkeeper payment.

You can still receive the payment provided you maintain your employment status and you meet the JobKeeper Payment eligibility criteria.

 

Thanks

SarahB1

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Hello,

Were you able to receive your payments while away? I'm in a similar situation but can't get a clear answer.

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Hi @CC0920

 

As per the post from @SarahB1 above it goes to the eligibility, remember JobKeeper is a reimbursement to the employer. The employees relationship is with the employer and may continue qualifying for JobKeeper even with unpaid leave. Where you take it is not specified.