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.