To receive the JobSaver payment for the period 13–26 September 2021, a business must confirm that, in the period from 13–26 September 2021, it has continued to experience a decline in turnover of at least 30% compared to:
- The same period in 2019;
- The same period in 2020; or
- The 2-week period from 12–25 June 2021.
Important - The same year must be chosen for the comparison period as used in the business’ initial application.
Example - If your business applied for a fortnight in July 2021 in the original application, chose to use 2 weeks in July 2019 as a comparison and now wants to claim for 13–26 September 2021, it MUST use 13–26 September 2019 as its comparison period.
It is not clear what happens if your business does not meet the 30% decline in a given fortnight but it is believed that businesses may oscillate in and out of JobSaver from one fortnight to the next. This remains to be officially confirmed.