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