COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 payments that have ended

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 were payments to help employers and self-employed people keep paying their employees and protect jobs impacted by the alert level changes. These payments have now ended – find information about them on this page.

There are some differences between the declarations for the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 payments. These were about when you could apply, the revenue decline test period, and how to calculate your revenue decline for each payment period.

If you applied for any wage subsidy you need to retain evidence to support your application, including how you calculated your revenue decline for the revenue test period.

Initial COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 #1

  • Applications opened 9am, 20 August 2021 and closed 7am, 3 September 2021.
  • To meet the revenue decline test for the initial Wage Subsidy August 2021 payment, you must have had at least 40% decline in revenue over any consecutive 14-day period between 17 to 31 August 2021 (inclusive), due to the effects of Alert Level 4 or 3. Initially the revenue test period was 17 to 30 August.

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 #2

  • Applications opened 9am, 3 September 2021 and closed 11.59pm, 16 September 2021.
  • To meet the revenue decline test for the Wage Subsidy August 2021 #2 payment, you must have had at least 40% decline in revenue over a consecutive 14-day period between 31 August to 13 September 2021, due to the effects of Alert Level 4, 3 or 2 (not Level 2 only).

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 #3

  • Applications opened 9am, 17 September 2021 and closed 11.59pm, 30 September 2021.
  • To meet the revenue decline test for the Wage Subsidy August 2021 #3 payment, you must have had at least 40% decline in revenue over a consecutive 14-day period between 14 to 27 September 2021, due to the effects of Alert Level 4 or 3.

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 #4

  • Applications opened 9am, 1 October 2021 and closed 11.59pm, 14 October 2021.
  • To meet the revenue decline test for the Wage Subsidy August 2021 #4 payment, you must have had at least 40% decline in revenue over a consecutive 14-day period between 28 September and 11 October 2021, due to the effects of Alert Level 4 or 3.

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 #5

  • Applications opened 9am, 15 October 2021 and closed 11.59pm, 28 October 2021.
  • To meet the revenue decline test for the Wage Subsidy August 2021 #5 payment, you must have had at least 40% decline in revenue over a consecutive 14-day period between 12 October and 25 October 2021 (inclusive), due to the effects of Alert Level 4 or 3.

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 #6

  • Applications opened 9am, 29 October 2021 and closed 11.59pm, 11 November 2021.
  • To meet the revenue decline test for the Wage Subsidy August 2021 #6 payment, you must have had at least 40% decline in revenue over a consecutive 14-day period between 26 October and 8 November 2021 (inclusive), due to the effects of Alert Level 4 or 3.

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 #7

  • Applications opened 9am, 12 November 2021 and closed 11.59pm, 25 November 2021.
  • To meet the revenue decline test for the Wage Subsidy August 2021 #7 payment, you must have had at least 40% decline in revenue over a consecutive 14-day period between 9 November and 22 November 2021 (inclusive), due to the effects of Alert Level 4 or 3.

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 #8

  • Applications opened 9am, 26 November 2021 and closed 11.59pm, 9 December 2021.
  • To meet the revenue decline test for the Wage Subsidy August 2021 #8 payment, you must have had at least 40% decline in revenue over a consecutive 14-day period between 23 November 2021 and 6 December 2021 (inclusive), due to the effects of Alert Level 4 or 3.