Blog - Hired a new employee since 7 October 2020? You could be eligible for $200 per week

JobMaker Hiring Credit claim has started this month and the aim of this program is to incentivise businesses to hire young job seekers.

So if you hired a new employee recently or thinking of hiring a new employee, you could be eligible. Please check your eligibility below:

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Employer Eligibility

  • Register for JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme
  • Operates a business in Australia
  • Holds an ABN and is registered for PAYG Withholding
  • Did not claim JobKeeper payment since the 7th of October 2020
  • Up-to-date with income tax and GST lodgement obligations for the last 2 years
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Employee Eligibility

  • Be aged either: 16 to 29 years old, to attract the payment of $200 per week; or 30 to 35 years old to attract the payment of $100 per week at the time their employment started;
  • Have worked or has been paid for at least 20 paid hours per week on average during the JobMaker period
  • Started employment between 7 October 2020 and 6 October 2021
  • Have received the JobSeeker Payment, Youth Allowance (Other), or Parenting Payment for at least 28 consecutive days within the 84 days prior to starting employment
  • Be in their first year of employment with this employer, reflecting that the hiring credit is only available for 12 months for each additional job
  • Employees may be employed on a permanent, casual or fixed‑term basis.

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