COVID-19 and Your Rights at Work

FAQ for JobKeeper and Parental Leave

Q: Am I eligible for JobKeeper payments if I am on unpaid parental leave? 

A: Yes, an employee on unpaid parental leave is eligible for JobKeeper payments. However, the employer will have to meet the revenue reduction test and the employee will have to meet the other eligibility requirements.

Q: Am I eligible for JobKeeper payments if I am receiving parental leave payments from the Government?

A: No, employees receiving parental leave payments from the Government are not eligible for JobKeeper payments. Employees receiving Dad and Partner Pay from the Government are also ineligible for JobKeeper payments.

Q: Am I eligible for JobKeeper payments if I am receiving paid parental leave from my employer via a condition in a contract, policy or enterprise agreement?

A: Yes, employees who are receiving paid parental leave payments from their employer are eligible for JobKeeper payments. The relevant exclusion from Job Keeper payments only applies to employees receiving parental leave payments from the Government. However, the employer will have to meet the revenue reduction test and the employee will have to meet the other eligibility requirements.

Q: Am I eligible for JobKeeper payments if I previously received paid parental leave from the Government but am now taking unpaid parental leave?

A: Yes, the exclusion from JobKeeper payments only applies during the period that you are receiving parental leave payments from the Government. However, the employer will have to meet the revenue reduction test and the employee will have to meet the other eligibility requirements.

 

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