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Hi, 

I would like to know if you would have special consideration on people who have been working in Australia and been paying for tax in the past 15 years but, not eligible for job keeper due to their resident status. 

 

Are there any chances for someone who is in this situation to get support from the government? 

 

I look forward to hearing from you. 

Many Thanks, 
101Mel

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Hi @101Mel,

 

Sorry about your situation.

 

We may need a bit more information to help you. What kind of visa are you on? And have you read through the part of the eligibility requirements to do with visa holders? Do any of these apply to you?

 

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

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Hi @101Mel,

 

Sorry about your situation.

 

We may need a bit more information to help you. What kind of visa are you on? And have you read through the part of the eligibility requirements to do with visa holders? Do any of these apply to you?

 

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

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Hi @NiamhATO@TanjaATO 

Thank you for your quick response. 

She currently holds subclass 500 visa for a postgraduate course. However, she has been living and working in Victoria since 2001. All the current and previous jobs have been registered as a taxpayer. Would this be considered for eligibility to the Job Keeper payment? 

Many Thanks, 
101 Mel

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Hi @101Mel

 

To be eligible for JobKeeper payments, you would need to be:

  • an Australian resident (within the meaning of the Social Security Act 1991) – visit the Services Australia website and read residence descriptions for more details
  • an Australian resident for the purpose of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 and the holder of a Subclass 444 (Special Category) visa 

Both of these requirements would need to be as at 1 March 2020. As she holds a subclass 500 visa she doesn't meet the visa requirement for eligibility.

 

All the best!

 

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Hi @101Mel

Further to Niamh’s response-

The ATO administrates JobKeeper, however Services Australia take care of just about every other kind of support payment. Check with them to see if you'll be eligible for something like JobSeeker. Can't make any promises without knowing your full situation, they should be able to give you more information there.

All the best,

Tanja