• Anthony Mazza

Business Support Grant & JobSaver Payment Eligibility

It has come to our attention the minimum two week period date range as stipulated by Service NSW to measure the decline of turnover of 30% or more due to the Public Health Order has changed for both the 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grant & JobSaver Payment.


The changes are as follows:

 

2021 Covid-19 Business Grant

To be eligible for the grant, you must have experienced a decline in turnover of 30% or more due to the Public Health Order over a minimum 2-week period from 26 June 2021 to 17 July 2021 compared to:

  • the same period in 2019, or

  • the same period in 2020, or

  • the 2-week period immediately before the Greater Sydney lockdown commenced (12 June to 25 June 2021) 

JobSaver Payment

To be eligible for the grant, have experienced a decline in turnover of 30% or more due to the Public Health Order over a minimum 2-week period within the Greater Sydney lockdown (commenced 26 June and due to end 28 August 2021) compared to:

  • the same period in 2019, or

  • the same period in 2020, or

  • the 2-week period immediately before lockdown commenced (12 June to 25 June 2021)

Where to from here


You will need to:

1. If you haven’t already submitted a grant or JobSaver application, determine if you have experienced a decline in turnover of 30% or more in line with the above listed new date ranges, as you may now be eligible to apply.

 

2. Contact us if you require our assistance in calculating the decline in turnover. If you need our help in calculating the decrease in turnover, please:

 

  • Get your accounting software or data file up to date - to and including today's date.

  • If you don’t have an accounting software package, please forward us your bank statements for the periods 12 June 2021 to 25 June 2021 & 26 June 2021 to 28 August 2021  & 26 June 2020 to 28 August 2020 & 26 June 2019 to 28 August 2019

Please note that for those clients we had initially been assessed that your business had not experienced a 30% or more decline in turnover, we will need to reassess your turnover with the new date ranges. You may now be eligible for the Grant or JobSaver payment.

 

Also, regarding the JobSaver Payment, if a 30% or more decline is not currently reflected in your sales figures, we have to up the 28 August 2021 to determine if the decline is reflected then.

 

3. For those clients that have already submitted a 2021 Covid-19 Business Grant with Service NSW & did not receive the maximum $15,000 grant. In light of the new date ranges listed above, please review if you have experienced a 50% or more decline in turnover for the $10,500 grant amount or a 70% or more decline in turnover for the $15,000 grant amount.


After reviewing your turnover and you did, in fact, experience a 50% or more decline or 70% or more decline.  Please get in touch with service NSW to resubmit your application.

 

We have been advised by Service NSW the steps to resubmit your application are as follows:

  •  Call Services NSW and redraw your original application, even if you’ve received the money.

  • Service NSW  will then email you asking for confirmation of your application withdrawal.  

  • Service NSW will then send the application withdrawal to a manager who will go to a department to reset your ABN  - this may take a few days.

  • You can then reapply once your ABN is reset.

  • If you have already received the grant, you will receive a call /email from the finance department re: returning the monies received. Please note you may need to return the old funds before you can receive the new funds.

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