How Do I Claim My Jobkeeper Monthly

To claim Jobkeeper Monthly payment, you must first register with Services Australia and then lodge a monthly Jobkeeper declaration through your myGov account. You can register at and lodge your declaration at The declaration will ask for information about your eligible employees and the amount of Jobkeeper payment you are claiming. You must keep records to support your claim and provide them to Services Australia if requested.

Eligibility Criteria for Jobkeeper Payments

To be eligible for JobKeeper payments, employers must meet the following criteria:

  • Be registered for GST
  • Have an active ABN
  • Have a business with a turnover of less than $1 billion
  • Have experienced a decline in turnover of at least 30% due to COVID-19
  • Have at least one eligible employee

Eligible employees must meet the following criteria:

  • Be employed by the business at 1 March 2020
  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen who has been living in Australia for at least 12 months
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be paid at least $1,500 per fortnight (before tax)
  • Have worked at least 12 months with the business (or a related business)
  • Not be receiving any other income support payments, such as JobSeeker or Youth Allowance
Business SizeEligible Employees
Fewer than 20 employeesAll full-time, part-time and casual employees
20 employees or moreFull-time and part-time employees only

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Required Documentation and Evidence

To claim JobKeeper Monthly, you will need to provide the following documentation and evidence:

  • Your business participation form
  • Monthly declaration form
  • Evidence of your eligible employees (e.g., payroll records, employee contracts)
  • Evidence of your eligible business activities (e.g., invoices, bank statements)
  • Evidence of your decline in turnover (e.g., profit and loss statements, tax returns)
Table 1: Required Documentation and Evidence
Business participation formThis form confirms that you are eligible to participate in the JobKeeper scheme.
Monthly declaration formThis form must be submitted with each monthly claim and declares your eligibility and number of employees.
Evidence of eligible employeesThis evidence proves that the employees you are claiming for are eligible under the scheme (e.g., they were employed by your business on March 1, 2020 and are an Australian resident).
Evidence of eligible business activitiesThis evidence shows that your business is eligible under the scheme (e.g., you are a business with an ABN, and your turnover has declined by at least 30%).
Evidence of decline in turnoverThis evidence proves that your business has experienced a decline in turnover of at least 30% due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Timeline for Claiming Jobkeeper Payments

Jobkeeper payments have been extended until March 2021, with different rules applying to different periods. Here is a timeline of when you can claim Jobkeeper payments:

  • Period 1: March 30, 2020 – September 27, 2020
  • Period 2: September 27, 2020 – January 3, 2021
  • Period 3: January 4, 2021 – March 28, 2021

To claim Jobkeeper payments for a particular period, you must lodge a monthly declaration with the ATO. The deadline for lodging your declaration is the 14th of the month after the end of the period.

For example, if you are claiming Jobkeeper payments for Period 1, you must lodge your declaration by October 14, 2020. If you miss the deadline, you may not be able to claim Jobkeeper payments for that period.

You can lodge your Jobkeeper declaration through the ATO’s Business Portal or through a registered tax agent.

PeriodStart DateEnd DateDeclaration Deadline
1March 30, 2020September 27, 2020October 14, 2020
2September 27, 2020January 3, 2021February 14, 2021
3January 4, 2021March 28, 2021April 14, 2021

Well, there you have it, folks! Hopefully, you’ve found this guide helpful in navigating the JobKeeper Monthly payments. Remember, stay on top of your obligations, and if you encounter any snags, don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance. Thanks for dropping by, and if you have any more job-related queries, be sure to check back later. We’re always here to lend a helping hand with everything from resumes to interviews and beyond. Stay tuned!