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run then walk, if you can’t walk then
crawl, but whatever you do you have
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June 11, 2020 | Latest News

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Extension – How to Apply

As the original 12-week Covid-19 wage subsidy has come to an end, businesses can now start applying for an extension. The Wage Subsidy Extension payment is available to support employers, including self-employed people, who are still significantly impacted by COVID-19. You can’t apply for the Wage Subsidy Extension for an employee until their 12 week Wage Subsidy has finished.

The wage subsidy extension helps businesses affected by COVID-19, and supports businesses and their staff to maintain an employment connection. It:


  • supports employers adversely affected by COVID-19, so that they can continue to pay their employees
  • supports workers to ensure they continue to receive income.


To apply for the Wage Subsidy Extension scheme, fill out the online form available on the Work and Income website.


Important: this declaration applies to you if you applied for the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Extension.