JobSaver reconfirmation clarification

Further clarification on JobSaver reconfirmation requirements and program deadline reminder

The advice provided by Service NSW relating to the requirement to confirm eligibility, and the making of automatic payments of JobSaver, has changed frequently over recent weeks.

We understand this has been challenging and clarify the situation as follows:

Oscillating in and out of JobSaver

Due to the requirement to confirm eligibility each fortnight, it is possible that a business or not-for-profit organisation (NFP) can oscillate in and out of JobSaver until the end of the program.

A business or NFP can oscillate in and out of JobSaver from 11 October 2021, depending on whether they continue to experience a decline in turnover of 30% or more due to the public health order for a particular fortnight.

Payments were made for the three fortnight periods from 30 August to 10 October 2021 — from 30 August to 12 September 2021, 13 September to 26 September 2021 and from 27 September to 10 October 2021 — irrespective of whether the business confirmed its eligibility.

The position may be summarised as follows:

  • Businesses eligible for JobSaver payments for the three periods above and either confirmed they were eligible or did not confirm whether they were eligible, will have automatically received JobSaver payments for those three fortnights. They will receive a reminder email for the period from 13 September to 26 September 2021 and for the period from 27 September to 10 October 2021, and each fortnight thereafter.
  • Businesses that are ineligible for JobSaver payments for any or all of the three periods but either confirmed they were eligible or did not confirm whether they were eligible, will have automatically received JobSaver payments for those three fortnights. The business should contact Service NSW to advise they are ineligible for these JobSaver payments.
  • Businesses that are eligible but confirmed they were not eligible for the period from 30 August to 12 September 2021 will not have received an email to reconfirm for the period from 13 September to 26 September 2021, or from 27 September to 10 October. They should contact Service NSW to arrange for confirmation of eligibility for these periods.
  • From 11 October 2021 until the end of the program, a business will receive a payment only if they confirm they are eligible for the particular period. A reminder email will be sent every fortnight so businesses can reconfirm whether they are eligible for each period.
  • A business will not be able to confirm eligibility for any period until the preceding fortnight has been confirmed.
  • The fortnight from 30 August to 12 September 2021 has been removed from the confirmation webpage. Confirming eligibility for this period is not required. This does not affect the making of payments for that fortnight, but it has allowed businesses to reconfirm their eligibility for the fortnight from 13 September to 26 September 2021 without having to confirm the fortnight from 30 August to 12 September 2021.
  • Any business that is ineligible and has received an overpayment will need to repay any overpayments. Service NSW will advise the mechanism for repaying overpayments soon. In the meantime, sit tight and set aside the funds so they can be readily repaid when required.

There will be further updates ahead and we will continue to support you and provide further information as it becomes available.

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