• Anthony Mazza

Reconfirmation of JobSaver eligibility


Fortnightly reconfirmation

The NSW government now requires all Jobsaver recipients to reconfirm your eligibility for each payment at the end of each fortnight for the duration of the program.


September payments will continue even if you do not confirm eligibility. However, any payments after that will only be processed once eligibility is confirmed.


Delaying reconfirmation

You can delay your reconfirmation if, for example, you need to finalise your month-end accounting records. You can reconfirm for multiple fortnights in one go.


Your MyServiceNSW Business Profile will show you the fortnights for which confirmation is still required.


If your business is closed due to restrictions or is still experiencing a decline in turnover of 30% or more. In that case, you can complete the reconfirmation process by indicating that you still meet the decline in turnover requirement.


You will not need to provide any additional evidence or attach any documentation when reconfirming your eligibility.


You’ll need to maintain adequate records to show evidence of your eligibility if required at a later date.


The person that submitted the initial application is required to submit the reconfirmation of eligibility.


Comparison periods

The comparison period means the period:

That was compared to the turnover in a period starting on or after 26 June 2021 in order to work out whether your business or not-for-profit organisation experienced a decline in turnover of 30% or more due to the impact of the public health order.


If the comparison period used in the initial application was more than two weeks (for example, a 3-week period, 4-week period, or 5-week period), the turnover amount for the comparison period must be converted to a fortnightly amount for comparison purposes to the current turnover by dividing by the number of days in the period and multiplying by 14.


Businesses eligible for some fortnights and not others

As eligibility will be reconfirmed each fortnight, some businesses may be eligible one fortnight and not eligible the next fortnight if your decline in turnover decreases again.


Becoming ineligible for one fortnight does not disqualify a business from becoming eligible again in a future fortnight where they meet the eligibility conditions.


You will not need to re-apply.


You will be allowed to declare your eligibility every fortnight through email reminders.


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If in your initial application, you used 2019 or 2020 figures for your comparison period

You have a choice for your comparison period. You can either use a ‘moving comparison period’ or a ‘static comparison period’ (Options 1 and 2 respectively).

‘Moving’ comparison period’ (Option 1) that is, the same year 2019 or 2020 but corresponding fortnight as the current fortnight. For example, 13 September - 26 September 2021 compared to 13 September - 26 September 2019 or 13 September - 26 September 2021 compared to 13 September - 26 September 2020.

‘Static’ comparison’ (Option 2) that is, same fortnight period and same year as was used in your initial application. For example, 13 September - 26 September 2021 compared to 26 July - 8 August 2019 or 13 September - 26 September 2021 compared to 26 July - 8 August 2020.

If in your initial application, you used the fortnight 12 June to 25 June 2021 as your comparison period

You have no choice but to continue to use this as your comparison period (Option 3). For example, 13 September - 26 September 2021 is to be compared to 12 June - 25 June 2021; 27 September - 10 October 2021 (and beyond) is to be compared to 12 June - 25 June 2021.


Actual Decline in Turnover

26 July

8 August 2021

13 September 2021

26 September 2021

27 September 2021 10 October 2021 and beyond

Comparison Decline in Turnover

Option 1a

26 July 2019 -

8 August 2019

13 September 2019

26 September 2019

27 September 2019

10 October 2019

Option 1b

26 July 2020

8 August 2020

13 September 2020 26 September 2020

27 September 2020

10 October 2020

Option 2a

26 July 2019 8 August 2019

26 July 2019

8 August 2019

26 July 2019 8 August 2019

Option 2b

26 July 2020

8 August 2020

26 July 2020

8 August 2020

26 July 2020

8 August 2020

Option 3

12 June 2021

25 June 2021

12 June 2021

25 June 2021

12 June 2021 25 June 2021


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