Jobkeeper age limits.

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Jobkeeper age limits. We paid a 17 year-old casual worker two fortnight job keeper payments and a day later was informed by accountant that 16-17 year Olds who are students and living at home are not eligible. Will ato honour and reimburse us. And he turns 18 in 3 weeks so do we stop paying him then put him back on job keeper? Can we make him pay us back? $3000 to us is a huge amount.
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Felicity Bleckly

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Posted 2 months ago

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Rod

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No such conditions exist for JobKeeper.
There is no means test.
The employee must be at least 16 on 1st March 2020 and be included in your payroll at 1st March - if a casual, must have been employed for at least 12 months.
Your accountant is quoting the JobSeeker rules.
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Rav, Community Manager

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Just adding to Rod's reply above, I'd recommend taking a look at the information directly from the ATO in regard to employee eligibility - 
https://www.ato.gov.au/General/JobKeeper-Payment/Employees/Eligible-employees/
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Lyn Moorley

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I understood 16 & 17 year olds who are NOT financially independent are NO longer eligible for JobKeeper as per Gvt media release on 25th April: 
https://ministers.treasury.gov.au/ministers/josh-frydenberg-2018/media-releases/jobkeeper-update

Do we need to enter JOBKEEPER-FINISH for 16 & 17 year olds who are no longer eligible?
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Trudy Ryan

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Although 16-17 year olds, who are not financially independent, are no longer eligible, your payments prior to the announcement will be honoured and reimbursed as they were valid at the time.
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Yes. But do we need to record JOBKEEPER-FINISH for these individuals?